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Craig Ferguson on Ending His Late Night Gig: I Didn't Want to Replace David Letterman

29 September 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Hosting a late night talk show was never a career goal for Craig Ferguson. As the comedian prepares to exit The Late Late Show in December, Ferguson, 52, tells People he held the gig a lot longer than he expected - and never held out hope that he would replace David Letterman. "I didn't want it," said Ferguson. "I know it is very hard to get people to believe it. It was never my inclination. I never wanted to be a late night host. I did it because it was fun, entertaining and engaging."Ferguson's already preparing for a new chapter in his life. »

- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice

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Latenight Ratings: NBC’s Fallon, Meyers Easy Winners for Q3; ABC’s Kimmel, ‘Nightline’ Up

25 September 2014 2:58 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Tonight Show Starrring Jimmy Fallon” continues to generate strong year-over-year ratings gains for NBC, teaming with “Late Night with Seth Meyers” as the net dominated latenight in the third quarter.

Meanwhile, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Nightline” were both on the rise, but young-adult auds turned away from CBS’ lame-duck latenight duo of “Late Show With David Letterman” and “Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson.”

According to Nielsen estimates for the period of June 30-Sept. 21, NBC’s “Tonight Show” ruled the 11:35 p.m. hour with an average nightly audience of 3.93 million viewers, including 1.49 million adults 18-49. It was up vs. the Jay Leno-hosted “Tonight” of a year ago by 41% in the demo and 13% in overall audience.

ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” ran second in both categories, rising 2% in adults 18-49 (to 727,000) and 11% in total viewers (to 2.34 million). This is the most-watched Q3 ever for Kimmel, whose »

- Rick Kissell

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ABC’s ‘Nightline’ Sees New Life After Midnight, Takes Aim at Vice Media Demo

24 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Wee-hours TV can be pretty predictable. You’ve got umpteen reruns, a handful of old movies, a lot of direct-response ads and Craig Ferguson on CBS and Seth Meyers on NBC. Over at ABC, you never know what you’re going to get.

One night, Mariana Van Zeller, a regular correspondent for Fusion, is hiking through the Peruvian Amazon with Brazilian authorities on the hunt for cocaine-processing labs and on another, “Good Morning America” anchor Amy Robach is mixing it up with Taylor Swift. On another evening, viewers might watch an investigation of an elite squad of fire investigators who may be corrupt.

Welcome to “Nightline,” the news program that sees new life for itself despite having taken some serious gut-punches over the years. The venerable newsmagazine is carving out new digital space for itself that could have it vying with emerging news outlets like Vice for younger viewers and »

- Brian Steinberg

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Best of Late Night TV: Kerry Washington's 'Box of Lies,' Denzel Washington and Lenny Kravitz's Boat Trip (Video)

24 September 2014 12:22 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

"Scandal" star Kerry Washington and Jimmy Fallon tried to trick each other in a fun game called "Box of Lies." Weirdly enough, the line "In my box ... is a pumpkin with spaghetti in it..." was actually true! Also, it turns out Kerry is a big "Game of Thrones" fan. She started watching because her parents like it. She was planning to just make fun of them, but now she's a true GoT fan, and she even cooked her mom a GoT-themed dinner. Then some guy in the audience booed Jimmy because he's not caught up on the show.

At the end of the second video, Kerry shared a teaser »

- Gina Carbone

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How much damage will 'Big Bang Theory' do on Mondays?

22 September 2014 5:22 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

How much damage will “The Big Bang Theory” do on Monday nights? “Big Bang’s” temporary new Monday home could have widespread consequences, not just with “Dancing with the Stars” and “The Voice” but also Fox’s launch of “Gotham” and the return of “Sleepy Hollow.” The thing is “Big Bang” viewers like to watch their show live, so its competitors may end up on the DVR. Plus: What to expect in Season 8. “Fashion Police's" Joan Rivers tribute delivers its biggest audience ever A record 1.1 million watched the 90-minute special on Friday night. “The Walking Dead” unveils its official Season 5 trailer “It’s not over till they’re all dead.” Click Read Full Post For More Kris Jenner files for divorce from Bruce Jenner The E! reality stars have been married for 23 years. “Lost” changed the way we watch and talk about TV, but do we still have positive memories? »

- Norman Weiss

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Craig Ferguson On Ditching Conventions and Having Fun on ‘Celebrity Name Game’

22 September 2014 3:55 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Though his tenure on “The Late Late Show” may be drawing to a close, Craig Ferguson won’t be idle: He’s looking forward to his new gig as host of the new syndie game show “Celebrity Name Game.”

Known for his atypical, non-formulaic approach to his after-midnight talker, Ferguson told journalists in a telephone press conference that he’s taking a similar approach to “Name Game,” and isn’t sticking to any established format or canned atmosphere.

“I felt that when we were most successful in the late-night show, it was lovingly trashing the conventions of it,” he said, A big draw of “Name Game,” he said, was its simplicity and openness to allow “enough breathing room and enough room for me to kind of experiment and grow inside of it.”

Ferguson has been on-board the show since 2011, where it was originally designed as an hour-long for CBS from »

- Shelli Weinstein

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'Celebrity Name Game' Contestant Forgets Host's Name

22 September 2014 10:37 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Craig Ferguson, by this time, is a very recognizable celebrity. He's been on CBS for ten damn years. He's even more recognizable if he's standing in front of you and saying, "Hi, I'm Craig Ferguson." But that didn't stop one question on the new Ferguson-hosted game show "Celebrity Name Game" from forgetting his name entirely. "Celebrity Name Game" looks like "$25,000 Pyramid" with only celebrity answers. And I'm fine with that! Check out one unlucky contestant who can't figure out the name of the man standing in front of her. "Celebrity Name Game" premieres tonight on CBS. »

- Louis Virtel

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Craig Ferguson Names His Worst Guest Ever

19 September 2014 10:25 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Andy Cohen's "Plead the Fifth" game on "Watch What Happens Live!" is pretty ingenious. Celebrities who are normally guarded throw their hands in the air and say, "Well! The rules say I have to be honest!" and just go with it. On the late-night Bravo show, Craig Ferguson opened up about his talk show (which will soon be hosted by Tony winner James Corden) and selected the worst guest he's ever had. All I can say is I believe it. I can't think of a single occasion when that woman has ever not seemed antisocial. Yes, that's a double negative and I don't care if it hurts you. And hey, look! That's our queen of award season Jessica Chastain. The time is now to avenge that ridiculous "Zero Dark Thirty" Oscar snub.   (Via Splitsider) »

- Louis Virtel

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Celebrity Name Game With Craig Ferguson Preview And Interview

18 September 2014 2:22 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

If you aren’t completely up on everything come your way with the new season, one of the things that might have slipped past you is Celebrity Name Game, and it’s one that you want to make sure you don’t miss. Craig Ferguson moves on from his late night show to a game show, which isn’t exactly the switch you might have expected from him, and it’s going to be a lot of fun.

It isn’t like any other game show you’ve seen before, and that’s exactly the way Craig wants it. In fact, to listen to him tell it, he’d be happiest if it progressively gets less and less like a game show as it goes.

Check out the preview above, and then take in the interview below.

You’ll have to check your local listings, but it starts on Monday, »

- Marc Eastman

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Zach Braff plans to reunite with 'Scrubs' creator for a new sitcom

18 September 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Zach Braff plans to reunite with “Scrubs” creator for a new sitcom “I’ve been talking about a new idea with Bill Lawrence who created ‘Scrubs,’” Braff tells UK’s Independent. "I don’t know if it will be this year or next. I like the idea of cable because I don’t want to do 22 episodes, but I like the idea of this new wave that you can do 12 episodes or eight episodes maybe for cable or Netflix or wherever. There are so many more options now. It's an exciting time.” “Red Band Society” disappoints, “The Mysteries of Laura” gets a big “America’s Got Talent” boost The Fox teen hospital drama debuted to four million, while 10.4 million checked out Debra Messing in “Laura.” Laverne Cox to host and produce “The T Word” documentary for MTV The “Orange is the New Black” star will focus on seven transgender youths »

- Norman Weiss

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California Governor Signs Expansion of State Film and TV Tax Credit

18 September 2014 10:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A bill that more than triples the size of California’s film and TV tax credit is now law, as Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed the legislation designed to stem the tide of runaway production fleeing to other states and countries.

“Yes, it’s taxpayers money, but it’s taxpayers money to build good jobs for the future,” Brown said at a ceremony at Tcl Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, where he was joined by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; the bill’s principal co-authors, Assemblymen Raul Bocanegra and Mike Gatto; and a bevy of other lawmakers and industry officials who filled the forecourt of the landmark theater.

Garcetti predicted that the expanded credit would mean that 10,000 jobs would return to the Los Angeles region next year. He said that the legislation will “level the playing field” with other states offering credits.

Dozens of crew and union members attended, as »

- Ted Johnson

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California Governor Signs Expansion of State Film and TV Tax Credit

18 September 2014 10:54 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A bill that more than triples the size of California’s film and TV tax credit is now law, as Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed the legislation designed to stem the tide of runaway production fleeing to other states and countries.

“Yes, it’s taxpayers money, but it’s taxpayers money going to build jobs for the future,” Brown said at a ceremony at Tcl Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, where he was joined by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; the bill’s principal co-authors, Assemblymen Raul Bocanegra and Mike Gatto; and a bevy of other lawmakers and industry officials who filled the forecourt of the landmark theater.

Garcetti predicted that the expanded credit would mean that 10,000 jobs would return to the Los Angeles region next year. He said that the legislation will “level the playing field” with other states offering credits.

Dozens of crew and union members attended, as »

- Ted Johnson

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'7th Heaven' cast reunites while 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' heads to Vimeo

17 September 2014 11:06 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

“7th Heaven” cast reunites Beverley Mitchell last night posted a pic of her Stephen Collins, Jessica Biel, David Watson, David Gallagher and Catherine Hicks, but where was Ruthie? “The Good Wife” gets a cameo out of Gloria Steinem Julianna Margulies says she was starstruck when she filmed a scene with the feminist icon, who’s playing herself. "I made a fool of myself and then had to email her and had to apologize,” Margulies said on “Live! with Kelly and Michael." “Mystery Science Theater 3000” is coming to Vimeo The online video service will stream 80 episodes of the cult comedy series, plus any new episodes made over the next year. Click Read Full Post For More Marvel’s “Agent Carter” adds James D’Arcy He’ll play Edwin Jarvis, the butler to Dominic Cooper’s Howard Stark. After binging on “Parks and Rec," Diane Keaton says “I've fallen in love »

- Norman Weiss

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Craig Ferguson tells Seth Meyers: 'You’re going to go f*cking crazy, Seth'

17 September 2014 1:43 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Craig Ferguson tells Seth Meyers: “You’re going to go f*cking crazy, Seth” Meyers admitted to his 12:30 counterpart, “I definitely don’t think I’m there yet” and Ferguson said it usually takes a few years to get the hang of hosting a daily talk show. “I think anyone who does a TV show over and over and over again, you’re going to go crazy,” Ferguson told Meyers. CBS is replacing Rihanna with an 80-person Croatian orchestra CBS’ “Thursday Night Football” will now open with an instrumental theme instead of a song by Jay-z and Rihanna after she blasted the network on Twitter. Report: Joan Rivers’ personal doctor took a selfie before performing a biopsy without her knowledge CNN is confirming a prior report that Rivers’ own doctor, and not a doctor from the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic, performed the biopsy on Rivers’ vocal cords without her consent. »

- Norman Weiss

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‘The Real’ Draws Weak Premiere Ratings

16 September 2014 3:32 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Apparently, viewers aren't real into “The Real.” Also read: Tyra Banks Partnering With Disney-abc for New Syndicated Talk Show The new syndicated talk show, which stars Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon, got off to a bumpy ratings start with its Monday premiere, according to preliminary numbers. The premiere of “The Real” drew a disheartening 0.9 rating/3 share in primary run metered market averages. The premiere numbers put “The Real” 40 percent below its lead-in. The “Real” premiere also slid 10 percent compared to the shows it replaced in its timeslots this year. Also read: Craig Ferguson Closing in on. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Kathy Griffin: CBS never even considered a woman for 'The Late Late Show'

14 September 2014 6:56 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

How many women could've ably taken over for departing host Craig Ferguson on CBS's "The Late Late Show"? A lot, according to our count. But as Kathy Griffin alleges, the network never even considered a female host for the job before bringing on British comedian James Corden as Ferguson's replacement. "I was interested in the Ferguson spot long before it was announced because I had a feeling things might shift," Griffin told The Associated Press. "My joke phrase is, 'I can start Monday.'" Except Griffin quickly realized that becoming the first female host of a late-night show on a major network since Joan Rivers' brief run on Fox wouldn't be quite so easy. "They're not considering females at this time," she quotes one executive as saying. Griffin's alleged retort: "You realize that's illegal to say in a business meeting?" "I walk into the (meeting) room thinking, 'I'll give it a shot, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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CBS Refutes Kathy Griffin's Claim That Females Weren't Considered for Late, Late Show Gig

13 September 2014 3:03 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

A few days after the passing of Joan Rivers, the only women to ever host a late-night show on broadcast TV, CBS announced that Craig Ferguson's Late Late Show successor would be yet another white man (and one most Americans hadn't even heard of), James Corden.

Though Kathy Griffin was disappointed in the decision, the comedian says she was far from surprised, especially since she claims that CBS told her they wouldn't even consider women for the gig.

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- Sadie Gennis

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Kathy Griffin Rails Against Late Night Talk's Men's Club: ‘They're Not Considering Females’

12 September 2014 1:42 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

CBS's confirmation earlier this week that it had hired James Corden to replace Craig Ferguson at the “Late Late Show” has comedienne Kathy Griffin fuming. Apparently, she had expressed an interest in the position. “I was interested in the Ferguson spot long before it was announced because I had a feeling things might shift,” Griffin told the AP. “My joke phrase is, ‘I can start Monday.'” Also read: Remembering Joan Rivers: Kathy Griffin, Kelly Osbourne Among Stars Attending New York Funeral In response, she said one unnamed executive told her, “They're not considering females at this time.” Something »

- Jethro Nededog

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Big Brother Recap: Be Kind, Rewind

10 September 2014 6:42 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Well, that was anti-climactic.

After a week of waiting for Big Brother‘s highly anticipated Rewind twist to be revealed to the houseguests, Wednesday’s live broadcast featured a whole lot of filler content, yet no real results.

That’s right: No one was evicted, no one was crowned Head of Household (yet) and no one could understand most of what Caleb was saying throughout the hour. But there are still some highlights to discuss, so let’s have at it.

Related  CBS Lands Things They Left Behind Pilot, Based on Stephen King Story

The Week So Far | Disclaimer: Since the Rewind button was pushed, »

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Craig Ferguson Wants to Game the Game Show Genre

10 September 2014 3:05 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

As he rolls to the end of his time as a late night talk show host, Craig Ferguson is starting his tenure as a game show host on Celebrity Name Game  – but Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek can be assured the Scottish star won’t be looking to break his record as longest running host in history. “If you know anything about me, and recent news will confirm it,  I don’t want to do anything for 30 years,” Ferguson said Wednesday during a telephone press conference. “A ten year run in late night is long enough for me and ten years

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- Alex Ben Block

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