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Notrollious
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(04-12-2014, 06:40 AM)
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Always loved his interviews even if I havent been able to catch the show.
Full Recovery
(04-12-2014, 06:41 AM)
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Craig is awesome, I should watch his show more often.
Tomohawk
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(04-12-2014, 07:00 AM)
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craig fergy is the only late night guy i like.
KefkaPalazzo
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(04-12-2014, 07:05 AM)
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If that happens, I wouldn't mind if CC offered Craig a nice contract to take the void that will be left after the Colbert Report finishes...of course I would have Colbert and Ferguson back to back though.
Camp Lo
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(04-12-2014, 07:08 AM)
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God, there's no one in the entertainment industry I loathe more than Chelsea Handler. Please please please let her never see prosperity.

Originally Posted by xxracerxx

Tina Fey!

You need a comedian for these shows. They're all about the monologue and she's not that type of entertainer.
ЯAW
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(04-12-2014, 07:20 AM)
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It would be sad to see him go. If he does I hope what ever he does next includes Geoff. Oh, and there would be no way in hell Tina Fey taking late late slot. She is huge, she will keep making movies and tv shows.
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SlowRevolution
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(04-12-2014, 07:28 AM)
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Chelsea Handler (or anyone, really, but she's one of the worst possible options) replacing Ferguson would be fucking tragic.

If he actually gets replaced, though, seeing him completely not give a shit would be fantastic.
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Draconian
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(04-12-2014, 07:45 AM)
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I just hope Craig does whatever he wants. If he wants to stay, then I hope he stays, but if he leaves, then I hope he does so on his own terms.
kmag
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(04-12-2014, 08:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by morningbus

This may just be the network trying to flex some leverage as Ferguson's contract comes up for negotiation.

Ferguson has a clause which gives him a payout if he doesn't replace Letterman. They may be trying to dissuade him from exercising it.
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(04-12-2014, 08:15 AM)
Handler would be awesome
Vard
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(04-12-2014, 08:16 AM)
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Really hope this doesn't happen as he is the best interviewer on the late night circuit. So many entertaining Kristen Bell interviews.
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(04-12-2014, 08:35 AM)
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I'm so-so on Handler, but to replace Ferguson? Nah.
CoffeeJanitor
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(04-12-2014, 08:41 AM)
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Aw man. Fuck.

Craig is the best.
Randam
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(04-12-2014, 08:46 AM)
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I only watch him on youtube(german here), but he is really great.
his interviews are the best.
especially with females.
spliced
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(04-12-2014, 09:03 AM)
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Please not Chelsea Handler, she's even worse than Ferguson.
KaiserBecks
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(04-12-2014, 10:03 AM)
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Probably just the usual PR "we have other options"-jibberjabber because they have to re-negotiate with Ferguson. Replacing him with someone like Chelsea Handler would be beyond stupid.
Jay Sosa
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(04-12-2014, 10:12 AM)
Might be the best for him, his talents are wasted on a talk show anyway.
DarthWufei
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(04-12-2014, 10:16 AM)
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Chelsea Handler lol. Please get her off TV, not on network. Ugh.
acheron_xl
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(04-12-2014, 10:33 AM)
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If they're going to kick Craig out for a token lady, at least make it someone cool like Aisha Tyler.
Haziq
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(04-12-2014, 10:43 AM)
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Please no. Ferguson is great.. I don't get why they'd want to do this.

Also please no to Chelsea Handler. There's a lot of other women who are way funnier than she is.
old
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(04-12-2014, 10:45 AM)
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Chelsea is hilarious. She would make a great replacement.
Shaneus
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(04-12-2014, 11:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Seraphis Cain

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-0...late-host.html



More at the link.

Man, fuck CBS if they replace Craig for no reason. Especially with Chelsea Handler, who is the opposite of funny. If you want a female host, hell, at least go for someone like Tina Fey or Amy Poehler. But still, Craig's the best thing CBS has going for it in the late night arena, and I'd hate to see him get pushed out. I mean, unless it meant he could take his show to cable and go 100% unrestrained. That'd be pretty great I guess.

My first thought was that if they have to do this (and I seriously hope not), an ideal female host would be Rebel Wilson. Hasn't had enough screen time as Poehler or Fey to have massive expectations or be considered a waste at that timeslot, but every time I've seen her as a guest on talk shows she's always been incredibly funny. And from what I saw of her hosting the MTV awards (I think? Or Teen Choice?) she was spot on.
Nephtis
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(04-12-2014, 11:26 AM)
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Craig is the only host that could make damn good lemonade when life gives him lemons.

Any other host would've been like, fuck this, call me when shit's fixed. Instead, he makes a genuinely great monologue on the fly.
rObit
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(04-12-2014, 11:30 AM)
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If Craig wants out, fine. Otherwise, fuck this. Don't replace the one guy who has figured out that time slot and made it work for him.
Clegg
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(04-12-2014, 11:41 AM)
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Replace him with Graham Norton. That man has the best late night-ish show non the planet imo.
T-0800
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(04-12-2014, 11:47 AM)
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You American's can't even pronounce Craig properly anyway.
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I recently went to my friends house to check out his wii. I was generally impressed. It was larger than I expected though.
(04-12-2014, 11:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by T-0800

You American's can't even pronounce Craig properly anyway.

And the brits don't even pronounce the r's at the end of words
T-0800
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(04-12-2014, 11:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Log4Girlz

And the brits don't even pronounce the r's at the end of words

I'm Australian. Best of both worlds apart from the killer spiders.
Shaneus
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(04-12-2014, 12:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nephtis

Craig is the only host that could make damn good lemonade when life gives him lemons.

Any other host would've been like, fuck this, call me when shit's fixed. Instead, he makes a genuinely great monologue on the fly.

Have you listened to his audiobook? Dude has enough lemons to last him three lifetimes. And a fuckload of lemonade.

Strongly recommend it.

Originally Posted by T-0800

You American's can't even pronounce Craig properly anyway.

Damn straight. Not much better than New Zealanders.
figadapaura
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(04-12-2014, 01:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Log4Girlz

And the brits don't even pronounce the r's at the end of words

Depends on which part of Britain they're from. In Scotland they do.
Nokagi
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(04-12-2014, 01:21 PM)
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Well if the goal is to replace funny and talented with unfunny and untalented yea Chelsea Handler is the way to go.
Gozer the Gozerian
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(04-12-2014, 01:40 PM)
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Would the fact that Seth Meyer's lead-in is creaming Craig Ferguson's lead-in in the ratings have any considerable effect on why his numbers are lower?
real_slime
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(04-12-2014, 01:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by T-0800

You American's can't even pronounce Craig properly anyway.

I kinda don't get this cos you CAN say Craig properly in an American accent. I get that the name might just be pronounced differently over there, but I would've figured people would know to at pronounce Craig Ferguson's name right. I'm sure he doesn't mind though.

As for this news - I'm Scottish so I hold a little torch for his success on those grounds (because it also helps me keep my own dying dreams alive that i could one day have success), but I actually don't like his comedy very much. He's just a silly man, yeah, but it feels too practiced and safe to me, and on the other end, he seems a little bit prickly when he comes up against something he doesn't understand, and he can be very ingenuine at times. Wish him well though!
AndyB1974
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(04-12-2014, 01:58 PM)
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Love Craig's show, haven't missed one for the last four years since I started watching. This is shit news.
Kirosia
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(04-12-2014, 02:02 PM)
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Mimi Bobeck. Make it happen.
kulapik
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(04-12-2014, 02:06 PM)
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Well, he's getting a syndicated gameshow next season, so I'd understand it. I wouldn't approve it, but I'd understand it.
Tim the Wiz
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(04-12-2014, 02:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jay Sosa

Might be the best for him, his talents are wasted on a talk show anyway.

Might actually be the best thing for both parties. He won a big contractual pay day getting passed over for Colbert and can now take his talents to a half-hour show. And CBS can sign somebody to potentially lift their poor ratings in the timeslot.

The low production costs of the current show is probably the only thing that would keep the status quo in check. Somebody like Handler will demand a higher salary.
18-Volt
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(04-12-2014, 02:14 PM)
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No, not Chelsea Handler, she's the dumbest person ever been on tv.



If they really want a female host, they should go with Maya Rudolph. She's pretty intelligent. Also she covers most of the ethnic minorities.
Shaneus
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(04-12-2014, 02:33 PM)
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Can you find me the clip for that? Fielding brilliance is always welcomed.
Last edited by Shaneus; 04-12-2014 at 02:38 PM.
gabbo
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(04-12-2014, 02:35 PM)
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CBS, if you were to drop Craig from the late night lineup, give us Bone Patrol with GP and the Fergs as a CSI-style buddy comedy.
Acorn
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(04-12-2014, 02:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by 18-Volt

No, not Chelsea Handler, she's the dumbest person ever been on tv.


Ouch lol
Wubby
(04-12-2014, 02:36 PM)
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If they want a female there's always Samantha Bee...
Tugatrix
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(04-12-2014, 02:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shaneus

Can you find me the clip for that? Fielding brilliance is always welcomed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6S3XibYYjQ

There you go, massive burn
Shaneus
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(04-12-2014, 02:39 PM)
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<3

Come on, has to happen. Carn.
Cheebo
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(04-12-2014, 02:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gozer the Gozerian

Would the fact that Seth Meyer's lead-in is creaming Craig Ferguson's lead-in in the ratings have any considerable effect on why his numbers are lower?

They have been consistently getting worse even before Fallon took over the Tonight Show
vcassano1
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(04-12-2014, 02:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tugatrix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6S3XibYYjQ

There you go, massive burn

This interview is brilliant. She's such a bad interviewer, I can't believe anyone would think she warrants a promotion.
Diprosalic
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(04-12-2014, 02:51 PM)
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Replacing Ferguson with anyone would be a major downgrade but Handler? ugh...
freenudemacusers
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(04-12-2014, 02:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by 18-Volt

No, not Chelsea Handler, she's the dumbest person ever been on tv.

this seems like a pretty obvious joke
Ken Masters
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(04-12-2014, 03:24 PM)
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Ferguson is god awful, I wouldn't mind handler getting the spot
y2dvd
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(04-12-2014, 03:25 PM)
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The fact that Carson is ahead in the ratings makes me genuinely upset. Craig is such a great interviewer and deserves more views. No matter where he goes, I hope he continues to get guests on the show as I think most love being on his show.

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