Former Late Late Show host Craig Kilborn is plotting another return to television, this time starring in a sitcom that just landed a script order at ABC.
Craig Ferguson is in the driver's seat. The Scotland native — best known as Mr. Wick on The Drew Carey Show — has just been named the new host of CBS's Late Late Show, but when we caught up with him via cell phone, he had literally been driving for the last 10 hours. "I have to be honest. My ass is a little sore," says the 42-year-old actor, who beat out comedian D.L. Hughley, former Ed costar Michael Ian Black and TRL's Damien Fahey for Craig Kilborn's old job. His aching backside aside, Ferguson was elated as he talked about his new gig (which starts Jan. 3) while making his way back from Vancouver, where he had just filmed a role for ABC's life as we know it.TV Guide Online: Did you see your victory coming?Craig Ferguson: I gotta say, if I was a betting man, I wouldn't have put the money on me. I'd never thought about doing a talk show in my life, and then about 30 seconds into g
D.L. Hughley, one of the Original Kings of Comedy, is looking for a new type of throne. Craig Kilborn's old desk chair at CBS's The Late Late Show is still up for grabs. This week, Hughley has returned for his national callback, following his well-received guest-hosting stint in September. But the comic — who's best known for his ABC-turned-UPN sitcom The Hughleys — isn't sticking to just lighthearted material these days. Hughley recently shot his first dramatic role in an intense, as-yet-untitled prison drama to be released next year. It appears that any way you look at it, it's good to be a king.
TV Guide Online: How badly would you like to make this guest-host gig a permanent position?D.L. Hughley: Well, I've always wanted to do late-night, and I'm confident I'll do late-night whether this is the gig or not. No matter what happens, the powers that be are going to decide what they decide for any number of reasons, but