Hit And Run

As The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson winds down, CBS has announced the list of celebrities who will guest-host the show until James Corden begins in March. From the Variety article:

Comedian Drew Carey will hold forth on “The Late Late Show” the week of January 5th – the first after Ferguson’s departure – and then return for another run the week of March 2, just before Corden takes the reins. Other guest hosts will include filmmaker Judd Apatow, actor Will Arnett, comedian Wayne Brady, comedian Jim Gaffigan, comedian Billy Gardell, actor Sean Hayes, comedian Thomas Lennon, musician John Mayer and actor Kunal Nayyar.

I find it extremely frustrating that there are no women on that list. Instead, the daytime talk show The Talk will air “original after-dark editions” from its own set for five days the week of January 12. Basically, CBS said, “Instead of letting different women take the reins for a couple of weeks, let’s get it all out of the way at once by having five women, who already have their own show, do it together so we appear progressive.” What a bunch of crap.

Meanwhile, in a slightly more progressive move, Lauren Graham has signed a development deal with NBC for a new comedy about a late-night talk show. From the US article:

Her potential upcoming half-hour comedy, Kate on Later, has been given the green light and will star Graham as Kate, a woman breaking into the man-dominated world of late-night talk shows. Graham will be acting, writing, and executive producing on the show if it gets picked up.

Daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is an executive producer for the potential show.

– Ben