Craig Ferguson Gets ‘Late Late Show’ Gig

Dec 7, 2004  •  Post A Comment

CBS and Worldwide Pants announced Tuesday that actor/comedian Craig Ferguson will take over as permanent host of CBS’s “The Late Late Show.” Mr. Ferguson replaces Craig Kilborn, who stepped down as host of the late-night talker in August.

“The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” will begin Monday, Jan. 3 at 12:37 p.m. (ET).

Mr. Ferguson first hosted the show Oct. 14-15. He and three other guest hosts, D.L. Hughley, Damien Fahey and Michael Ian Black, were each invited back in November for an additional week-long hosting stint. Mr. Ferguson drew the first week of shows, Nov. 8-12.

Best known for his work on the comedy series “The Drew Carey Show,” where he played Nigel Wick, Mr. Ferguson also wrote and starred in the feature films “Saving Grace” and “The Big Tease.” Mr. Ferguson also directed the 2003 film “I’ll Be There,” which took home audience awards for best film at the Aspen, Dallas and Valencia film festivals.