This could mean anything or nothing at all, right?


On the eve of the annual CBS Upfronts presentation to advertisers, CBS chief Les Moonves and his wife, The Talk‘s co-host Julie Chen, posed for a photo with Joel McHale.

Chen posted the photo early this morning to her Twitter feed, writing: “Me and my hubby hanging with the hilarious @joelmchale.” McHale RT’d it at 9:03 a.m. today, adding: “Hey—it’s Julie, Les, & Swollen Head!”

McHale had starred on a rival network, NBC, on Community. But that was cancelled over the weekend at the conclusion of its fifth season. He also has hosted The Soup on E!, a sister Comcast/NBCUniversal station to NBC.

McHale, however, also recently delivered the keynote comedy address at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner — a job historically given in this generation only to major late-night talk show hosts.

And there does just so happen to be a vacancy at CBS at 12:35 a.m. with Craig Ferguson vacating The Late Late Show at year’s end.


Norm Macdonald seemed ready to read between the lines of the photograph, congratulating McHale already: “Congratulations to @joelmchale, the new host of the late, late show. The #latelatenormnorm should be extinguished, unseemly now. Thanks, tho”