The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Bonjour, Monsieur Ferguson! Craig Ferguson and the Late Late Show team hopped across the pond in June to tape a week's worth of shows in Paris (they begin airing August 1).

"Craig has spent a lot of time there," producer Michael Naidus tells TV Guide Magazine. "He wrote his novel while he lived there. It's a city he knew very well and liked a lot." The host, who retitled his show Le Late Late Show Avec Craig Ferguson for the week, was joined by good friend, actress Kristen Bell (Heroes) and his robot sidekick Geoff as they journeyed through the City of Lights, conducting impromptu interviews with local Parisians against breathtaking backdrops.

"What we decided to do was not what everybody else does, which was finding a nice theater in Paris and bringing in an English-speaking audience," adds Naidus. "Let's just go around one of the most beautiful cities on the planet and use it as a stage." C'est magnifique!

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