Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn

1999, TV Show

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Craig Kilborn Sitcom Lands at ABC

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.
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Craig Kilborn Sitcom Lands at ABC

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.
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Late Late Show Swaps Craigs

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 read more

TRL Host Seeks Kilborn's Job


The four-man race for Craig Kilborn's vacated desk on CBS' The Late Late Show is heating up. This week, MTV's TRL host Damien Fahey, 24, has returned for a second stint as guest host. How hungry is he to land Kilby's old job? Very. A final decision is expected to be made sometime next month. Here, he sits down with TV Guide Online to size up the competition and figure his chances.

TV Guide Online: We enjoy the bedhead haircut you're sporting on Late Late Show.
Damien Fahey:
It's like a 45-minute procedure to make it look this messy. It's all done with mirrors like a David Blaine trick.

TVGO: So your rivals for the host gig are Ed's Michael Ian Black, sitcom star D.L. Hughley and... who's the other guy?
Fahey:
Craig Ferguson.

TVGO: Who the hell's that? He probably has no chance if I can't even remember his name.
Fahey:
(Laughs) There you go. We're actually doing a sketch read more

TRL Host Seeks Kilborn's Job


The four-man race for Craig Kilborn's vacated desk on CBS' The Late Late Show is heating up. This week, MTV's TRL host Damien Fahey, 24, has returned for a second stint as guest host. How hungry is he to land Kilby's old job? Very. A final decision is expected to be made sometime next month. Here, he sits down with TV Guide Online to size up the competition and figure his chances.

TV Guide Online: We enjoy the bedhead haircut you're sporting on Late Late Show.
Damien Fahey:
It's like a 45-minute procedure to make it look this messy. It's all done with mirrors like a David Blaine trick.

TVGO: So your rivals for the host gig are Ed's Michael Ian Black, sitcom star D.L. Hughley and... who's the other guy?
Fahey:
Craig Ferguson.

TVGO: Who the hell's that? He probably has no chance if I can't even remember his name.
Fahey:
(Laughs) There you go. We're actually doing a sketch read more

Will Hughley Get Kilborn's Late Job?

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 read more

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Premiered: March 30, 1999, on CBS
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Premise: A late-late-night series with the former `SportsCenter' anchor and host of `The Daily Show.' After taking the reins from Tom Snyder in 1999, Kilborn steered the show from mostly serious discussions of topical issues to light chitchat and comedy.

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