Monday, April 28, 2014

At least he's got a game show

As this blog has often noted, Craig Ferguson will host a syndie game show this fall, Celebrity Name Game. The gig will come in handy. Ferguson is 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.

3 comments:

  1. whoa, why are you holding back
    how you feel about colbert?

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  2. Gotta admit, I'm not a Colbert fan. But even if I were his biggest fan in the world, I don't get CBS's decision. Colbert really does only have one trick, that parody of a conservative political talk show host. So if CBS won't let him do the one trick, well, what is he going to do?

    Ferguson isn't the greatest host, but I don't like how CBS more or less slapped him in the face. He'll get a lot of money out of it, anyway.

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