Late Night television has been going through a lot of changes lately. First Jimmy Fallon took over The Tonight Show for Jay Leno. Then David Letterman announced he would stepping down from his late-night hosting gig next year; and now, Craig Ferguson has revealed that he’s also quitting late night TV.
The host of The Late Late Show will step down in December 2014. Ferguson broke the news to his studio audience during the taping of the show.
“At the end of this year, I will be stepping down as the host of this show,” said Ferguson to his audience, “I’ll be stepping down in December, then I’ll go and do something else, probably I’m thinking carpentry.”
He added that 10 years is a good enough run for him. And the CBS big dogs, like Nina Tassler, who’se the Chairman of CBS Entertainment and, had nothing but nice things to say about Ferguson.
“Craig’s versatile talents as a writer, producer, actor and comedian speak to his great days ahead. While we’ll miss Craig and can’t thank him enough for his contributions to both the show and the Network, we respect his decision to move on, and we look forward to celebrating his final broadcasts during the next eight months.”
Ferguson has several projects in the works, including hosting Celebrity Name Game, a syndicated game show beginning fall 2014. He’s also got a bunch of other TV projects through his Green Mountain West production company.
Ferguson will definitly be missed from late night. Along with his skeleton side-kick, Ferguson was a refreshing choice during those late hours of the night. Here’s him making the announcement:
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