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  •  That's the thing (6+ / 0-)

    Craig Ferguson is fantastic too, and CBS already had him in their late spot.  I imagine he is feeling pretty left out in all of this.   Don't get me wrong, Colbert is a big get, but Ferguson deserves a shot at a prime-time audience somewhere.  

    •  I'm not sure he'd translate to middle America (5+ / 0-)

      His off-beat humor is my favorite thing about him. Though he's incredibly gifted at connecting with guests and making his interviews fresh and funny. It's quite amazing how many beautiful women fall for his charm and flirt outrageously with him.

      I wish he'd get that "shot at a prime-time audience" - but I think, in Dave's slot, Fallon would massacre him, and he'd go the way of Conan O'Brien (Jay Leno is a nasty weasel with sharp teeth).

      "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

      by Brecht on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 10:33:20 AM PDT

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      •  I'd pay-per-view for Ferguson and Billy Connolly. (0+ / 0-)

        Just hearing those two makes me feel hilariously drunk!
        Craig regains the rest of his accent, when Billy's on.

        I'm the plowman in the valley - with my face full of mud

        by labradog on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 11:52:09 AM PDT

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    •  I was hoping the opposite. (2+ / 0-)
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      Ferguson is as brilliant as he is because he is free to take risks.  He knows the network isn't going to come in and mess with his show in an attempt to pull ratings.  The audience at 12:30 just isn't all that big, which allows him to be really creative and funny.  Moving to a prime time slot would likely kill the show, in my opinion.

      In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.

      by Cixelsyd on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 12:06:53 PM PDT

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