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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.43
Personally, I'd root for CBS to go back to "Silk Stalkings", "Forever Knight" and "Mystery Movie" reruns. Celebrity talkers with bands and sketches I think are going the way of the soaps - but I'm sure CBS will try to come up with someone anyway.

Won't be Ferguson, his show/shtick doesn't really translate to the 'leadoff spot', though his budget is so small you could argue he hasn't had a chance to show it.

Leno was probably more maligned than he deserved for the Conan 'Tonight Show' saga, I don't think he'd do it to Fallon even if he wasn't too old to spend a decade trying to build a new franchise.

Conan is getting respectable, but not eye-popping numbers for TBS. Nothing worth bringing him over.

Whoever they do get will almost certainly be as unknown to me as Conan was when they announced him replacing Letterman on "The Late Show" as a writer from "The Simpsons" (IIRC). I'll guess the person of choice will be young enough to have a 25-year run if they catch on, and will be proficient with unconventional media to build a following/audience. Hopefully they will go outside the box to find the new host.



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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.73
Read this suggestion on another message board....Neil Patrick Harris. He's a CBS guy, a natural host, he could incorporate all sorts of singing/magic/dancing to make it different from your usual late night show, creating sort of an old-school alternative to Fallon and Kimmel.



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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.69
    Originally posted by AWArulz
    I was on viewer mail on the Late Show in the first year.


Is this on Youtube?



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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.24
If CBS is going to swing for the fences, then go Justin Timberlake. I know he has no experience hosting at all, but he has always been good on SNL, has great comedic timing, has no problem poking fun of himself or doing crazy skits and would get the top of the A list players to come in. Of course he would say no due to his already famous life and bromance with Fallon, but still......

Neil Patrick Harris would be a solid choice and I am a HUGE fan, but I doubt he would take the gig and it would mean no movies or Broadway shows for him.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler would be ideal, but would they go against best buddy Fallon, Lorne and NBC? I doubt it.

Conan O'Brien almost makes TOO much sense. Letterman loves him, he took over for Dave when Dave left Late Night and he has a solid following he would bring over from TBS. I am sure both Dave and Conan would LOVE to stick it to NBC to prove Conan can get ratings if given time.

My pick? Ellen Degeneres. She has a huge daytime audience, people and celebs love her and I am sure ratings would follow at 11:30. I could see her ratings beating Fallon in no time.

Or, give Chevy Chase a second chance.





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Timberlake's one of a VERY few untested guys I could see working out because the skillset is there. Problem is, like NPH, a Late Show gig would limit his outside work WAY too much and I don't see him taking it for that reason. (OTOH, I don't think outside work would be as much an issue with NPH as Wpob thinks - not enough so that he takes the job, but enough that he can become a serious contender if he wants to.)

I can't see Fey and Poehler wanting to go against Fallon. Also can't see Ellen wanting to give up her cushy spot as Oprah's spiritual successor for something that would be a tremendous risk.



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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.16
    Originally posted by CEOIII
    Here's a dark horse: Tracy Morgan.



NO.



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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.97
    Originally posted by Big Bad
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That would be a really good choice.

My pick would be Anthony Jeselnik.





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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.16
This is the Dave I miss.



I miss his Anniversary shows. I have this one on tape, along with the 7th, I believe. I'm pretty certain I saw every one of these clips, with the exception of Lalwer/Kaufman, when they originally aired. I woke my parents up laughing at Larry "Bud" Melman's interview.

I really have no idea who I want to replace him, but honestly, I really don't care. I like Kimmel and Fallon's show, Conan never really did it for me. I wish whomever takes over the best, and for some originality and lots of laughs like I had over the years.
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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.37
Read it and weep, fella


    Originally posted by Texas Kelly
    There was a reason Conan chose TBS over Fox in 2010, and I think it's because he had his eye on this opportunity even then.
FYI: Fox stations across the country each buy their own syndicated programming to fill the 11pm hour. For Fox to put a national show on in that spot, they would have to either wait for each station to finish whatever syndication contracts they already have in place there, OR replace those syndicated shows they'd still be paying for with the new national show. Since no stations were willing to do Option B, and Option A would take forever waiting for all of those staggered contracts to expire, Fox was never a real option for Conan in 2010.



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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.28
    Originally posted by Cerebus
      Originally posted by AWArulz
      I was on viewer mail on the Late Show in the first year.


    Is this on Youtube?


Nah, I have looked and looked but never found it. Eugene Levy was on the show. I kind of forget the context, truely, but the thing I remember is I said something like "why the heck...." something and said I was from Valparaiso, Indiana. And I think it was Levy said that was rough talk for a guy from Valpo.



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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.81
    Originally posted by The Goon
    If George Stromboulopolous hadn't just taken the HNIC job, he'd be the ideal candidate (if America could take a Canadian in the role).

    It'd be nice to see someone new step up in the slot.


I liked him at Much and I liked him at his CNN show, last year. I would of really liked this (and it would probably actually get me to sit down and watch a chat show).

Aside from him and Graham Norton, there's really no chat show that interests me enough to sit all the way through (and there is no way in heck that Graham translates well into American audiences).
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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.10
I'm betting on Drew Carey.

I think the "April Fools" show swap with Ferguson was really an audition. And I think he could do the show from L.A. and keep his TPIR gig.
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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.69
I'd love to see a completely different show. Something like Jools Holland where it's all musical acts. I think America would love something like this.



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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.97
I was listening to Mark Madden's radio show today and he suggested Jerry Seinfeld.

Not a bad choice there.





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#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.18
    Originally posted by Kevintripod
    I was listening to Mark Madden's radio show today


Did you lose a bet?



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#36 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.97
    Originally posted by CEOIII
      Originally posted by Kevintripod
      I was listening to Mark Madden's radio show today


    Did you lose a bet?



When Madden is on, I always flip back and forth between The Fan and Madden and listen to whichever one has the most interesting topic at the moment.

For the rest of the time I just listen to The Fan.





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#37 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.85
Craig Ferguson has the best agent ever.

http://www.nydailynews.com/​entertainment/​tv-​movies/​david-​letterman-​retirement-​net-​craig-​ferguson-​8m-​12m-​article-​1.1746070

NPH might not be willing to do the gig.
http://observer.com/2014/04/neil-patrick-harris-says-late-show-gig-would-be-asinine-amount-of-work/?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=ta

(edited by StaggerLee on 8.4.14 1112)


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#38 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.04
CBS announced Stephen Colbert taking over next year.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2014/04/10/cbs-late-show-david-letterman-stephen-colbert/7547269/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&dlvrit=206567



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#39 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.97



Not a bad pick.

I don't have a problem with it at all.





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#40 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.06
Love the choice of Colbert replacing Letterman. Colbert the character is awesome, but Colbert himself is equally hilarious, and got to show off a different side when he was a guest on Fallon a couple weeks ago. I look forward to seeing what he brings to the table.









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Had heard about this a lot on Bleedingcool.com but had no idea they were showing it here. I'll have to fire up the ol' TiVo to catch it so thanks very much for the heads up!
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