Saturday, September 12, 2009

Craig Ferguson's reruns: Deja vu!

If you turn on the TV at 12:35 AM on Monday, Sept. 14, and find that you are watching the very same episode of "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" that you saw on Monday, Sept. 7, well, you're not dreaming. Next week, CBS will be airing the shows from Sept. 7-11 one more time, in a slightly different order.

Mo 9/14: Juliette Lewis, Alex O'Loughlin (R 9/7/09)
Tu 9/15: Danny DeVito (R 9/9/09)
We 9/16: Audrey Tautou, Ron Livingston (R 9/10/09)
Th 9/17: Drew Carey, Mindy Kaling (R 9/11/09)
Fr 9/18: Neil Patrick Harris (R 9/8/09)

Presumably, the network doesn't want to air any of Craig's pre-HD shows. However, a lot of people are sure to be confused by this rerun strategy. Ferguson will be back on Sept. 21 with all-new broadcasts.

In other Ferguson news:

Variety reported that he is close to a deal that will keep him in the "Late Late" time slot through the 2011-12 season.

Eager to read Craig's new book, American On Purpose? has a free download (PDF) of the first chapter, "A Seat at the Table," in which Craig describes his gig at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, including his encounters with the Bushes and the Cheneys. ("Mrs. Bush was wearing an elegant silky frock, but when she stood with the light behind her you could see her undies. Big, comfortable knickers...") You can also listen to a 15-minute interview with Craig about the book.

Finally, Ferguson is scheduled to appear as a guest on "Late Show with David Letterman" on Sept. 25, and on "The View" on Sept. 22.