Tuesday, February 24, 2009

CBS wants to remind you: Craig Ferguson's on!

CBS press release. Hmm, what else happens on March 2? Jimmy Fallon takes over "Late Night"? It sounds like the Eye Network wants to give you a little reminder that you can keep your dial set to CBS instead of tuning into NBC to sample its new show.

Craig Ferguson will host CBS's Monday Night with a series of primetime comedic spots on March 2 and 9. The interstitials will lead into "The Big Bang Theory," "How I Met Your Mother," "Two and a Half Men," "Rules of Engagement" and "CSI: Miami."

Paris Hilton joins Ferguson in a cameo role in the five distinct primetime comedy spots on March 2, the last of which teases her guest appearance on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" later that evening. Jim Parsons makes a special guest appearance as his character, Sheldon, from "The Big Bang Theory" in the five unique spots on March 9.

The spots are set in Ferguson's shabby, but not chic, faux home, where Hilton and "Sheldon" join him, separately, for TV dinners and a night devoted to watching CBS's five Monday night series.