Craig Ferguson will start broadcasting a weeknight talk show once again. Only this time he’ll be in primetime. And on satellite radio!
Broadcast live from Los Angeles, in a studio SiriusXM built in Ferguson’s home, “The Craig Ferguson Show” will debut on Comedy Greats channel 94 starting Monday, Feb. 27, with episodes airing 6 to 8 p.m. Eastern (3 to 5 p.m. Pacific) weeknights.
Quotes from the official press release sent out this morning:
“This is premium quality drive-time entertainment. It’s like Game of Thrones in your car without pictures. Also, given recent events on earth, I wanted to return to a daily show without the restriction of wearing pants or shaving [anywhere],” said Ferguson. “I look forward to working in an environment that has zero censorship and zero network interference. The melon-farmers at SiriusXM told me to say that.”
“Craig Ferguson is a great broadcasting talent with a singular style, and we are thrilled that he is bringing his wit and talents to SiriusXM,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. “Throughout his impressive, award-winning career, Craig’s irreverent charm has won over millions of Americans, while proving himself a true original. Now with his daily show on SiriusXM, Craig will deliver a completely original comedy show to our national audience, a commitment from a triple-threat talent that we are very excited to launch.”
Ferguson, who previously hosted The Late Late Show on CBS from 2005-2014 (winning the Peabody Award), and won two Daytime Emmys for hosting Celebrity Name Game in syndication, will have celebrity interviews, sketches and correspondent stories on his new two-hour SiriusXM program.
In addition to Comedy Greats channel 94, SiriusXM subscribers can hear “The Craig Ferguson Show” via SiriusXM On Demand, through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at www.siriusxm.com/player