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Originally posted 02/03/2015 03:15PM
What Craig Ferguson would really like to do is ... write and produce a drama series.
The former host of The Late Late Show – who stepped down from his longtime hosting job in December – has already lined up a big new gig. He'll produce and possibly star in new scripted and unscripted shows for Lionsgate TV, the studio responsible for hits like Orange Is the New Black for Netflix and Nashville for ABC, among others.
"I don't really want to do another talk show," Ferguson tells PEOPLE exclusively. "I mean, I should never say never. But I want to look at everything else. I want to do stuff that I feel excited about going to work in the morning, to do something that's a bit different. Other than that, I really don't know. I should have an agenda!"
Originally posted 12/18/2014 03:40PM
Craig Ferguson will host his final Late Late Show on Friday, wrapping up a stellar decade-long run.
Ahead of the big night, PEOPLE spoke to the 52-year-old Scot about why he was ready to walk away from the franchise and how he changed the late-night genre.
Originally posted 12/11/2014 02:00PM
The new mom showed off her post-baby body during a Monday appearance on the Late, Late Show
Originally posted 10/16/2014 08:50AM
Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Every pregnant woman should have a friend like Craig Ferguson.
Originally posted 09/10/2014 04:00PM
Why he didn't want David Letterman's job and his plans for life after late night
Originally posted 09/29/2014 09:30AM
Hosting a late night talk show was never a career goal for Craig Ferguson.
As the comedian prepares to exit The Late Late Show in December, Ferguson, 52, tells PEOPLE he held the gig a lot longer than he expected – and never held out hope that he would replace David Letterman.
"I didn't want it," said Ferguson. "I know it is very hard to get people to believe it. It was never my inclination. I never wanted to be a late night host. I did it because it was fun, entertaining and engaging."
Originally posted 09/08/2014 11:05AM
CBS will rely on another European to keep up the laughs in late night.
British actor-comedian James Corden, 36, will take over as the new host of The Late Late Show in 2015, replacing the Scotland-born Craig Ferguson, who announced in April that he'll step down from the late-night show that he's hosted for the past 10 years.
Ferguson's final broadcast will be in December.
Originally posted 09/05/2014 09:15AM
Joan Rivers, who died Thursday, got her start on prime-time variety and late-night talk shows in the 1960s, and is especially remembered for her appearances on The Tonight Show.
Once she was introduced on-air in 1965, Rivers routinely visited the program and later would officially fill in as host for Johnny Carson – until she was offered a rival show on Fox, triggering a lifelong freeze-out by Carson. She would not again appear on The Tonight Show for 26 years.
Originally posted 05/28/2014 09:30AM
Betty White has been a longtime advocate for animals – her charity work on behalf of all things furry and feathered is well-documented.
But Tuesday on The Late Late Show, she revealed to Craig Ferguson that there's at least one member of the animal kingdom that must not have gotten the memo.
Originally posted 04/30/2014 08:45AM
David Letterman's departure from the Late Show may be getting more headlines than Craig Ferguson's from The Late Late Show, but Letterman wants the world to take notice.
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