Source: Craig Ferguson to launch new talk show

Source: Craig Ferguson to launch new talk show

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 25: Television personality Craig Ferguson moderates CBS' 'The Big Bang Theory' panel during Comic-Con International 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 25, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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by FRAZIER MOORE, AP

KMOV.com

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 7:41 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Craig Ferguson is close to a deal to launch an early-evening talk show starting in fall 2015.

The outgoing host of CBS' "The Late Late Show" would introduce his half-hour syndicated series on stations in a slot just before prime time, according to a source with knowledge of the deal who spoke on the condition of anonymity because that person wasn't authorized to comment publicly.

Ferguson is expected to bring along his robot skeleton "sidekick," Geoff, as well as executive producer Michael Naidus.

A Ferguson representative didn't immediately respond Monday to a request for comment.

Ferguson, who has held a late-night berth on CBS for a decade, will step down in December.

In a separate venture, he will host a new syndicated game show, "Celebrity Name Game," beginning next month.

 

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