In 2015, CBS will have a new slate when it comes to late-night television. David Letterman will be retiring to make way for Stephen Colbert, and the guy who I wanted to replace David Letterman will apparently be riding off into the sunset, too. Craig Ferguson will be retiring from the Late Late Show when his contract is up in 2015. The funniest guy in late-night TV will be bowing out, and robot skeletons and horse costumes everywhere will be shedding tears.
“CBS and I are not getting divorced, we are ‘consciously uncoupling. We will still spend holidays together and share custody of the fake horse and robot skeleton, both of whom we love very much,” said the statement released by the talk show host.
Of course, Ferguson is going to continue to be busy. He’s written a couple of books, he’s a popular stand-up comedian, and of course he’s got his career in movies. I have no doubt he’s ready to move on after a decade as a late-night show host, and it’s better to leave early than leave too late. According to Ferguson, this has been in the works for two years, and it’s only coincidental that his contract runs out the same time Letterman’s contract will be ending.
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