saying bye-bye to his CBS late night talker in December.
This has to be the least surprising show biz news since a Kardashian did something gauche. After CBS handed David Letterman's job to a one-trick pony from Comedy Central, everybody's been waiting for Ferguson to leave. They won't have to wait beyond this year.
The blunt fact is that Ferguson was too old for CBS, even though the network supposedly cares less about chasing young'uns than the other broadcast nets. Stephen Colbert doesn't have much going for him besides his one trick, but he is a couple years younger than Ferguson. Trouble is, CBS won't allow Colbert to do that trick in late night. So what is he going to do?
Well, I don't know. But Ferguson will have his chance to make a splash in syndie game shows. Everybody expects game shows to skew old, so a few more years on the host aren't a complete disqualification.