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Late-Night Talk Show Loses Director After 17 Years

Feb 22, 2012  •  Post A Comment

After 17 years on the job, the director of one of the broadcast channels’ late-night talk shows is exiting the show, Deadline.com reports.

Brian McAloon is leaving CBS’s "The Late Late Show" and its production company, David Letterman’s Worldwide Pants, the story reports.

McAloon was the only person to direct the late-night show, overseeing it through three hosts, the story says. McAloon started off on Letterman’s "Late Night" on NBC and moved to "The Late Late Show" in 1995 when it debuted with Tom Snyder as its host, the piece adds.

He directed more than 3,400 episodes in all, including the entire run of Snyder’s successor, Craig Kilborn, according to the story.

He’s leaving as current host Craig Ferguson is finalizing a deal to shift to a larger studio. McAloon will be replaced by his longtime assistant director, Tim Mancinelli, the story adds.

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  1. Simply stated, Mr. McAloon is truly one of the best directors in all of Late Night having worked with the great Hal Gurnee and Jerry Foley. I am certain that he will be missed! 3,400 shows and never an absence with three regular hosts, different formats and various guest hosts. Remember John Stewart filling in for T.S.?

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