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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.