Craig Ferguson Announces Departure from The Late Late Show

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Let the talk show host carousel begin anew.

Craig Ferguson announced during a taping of The Late Late Show today that he will leave the program in December.

"CBS and I are not getting divorced, we are ‘consciously uncoupling,’" Ferguson joked. "But we will still spend holidays together and share custody of the fake horse and robot skeleton, both of whom we love very much.”

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David Letterman of course, announced his own retirement (effective in 2015) earlier this month, with Stephen Colbert named as his replacement.

Some believe Ferguson is upset over not being considered for the 11:35 p.m. gig.

"During his 10 years as host, Craig has elevated CBS to new creative and competitive heights at 12:30,” said Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment. “He infused the broadcast with tremendous energy, unique comedy, insightful interviews and some of the most heartfelt monologues seen on television."

Added Tassler:

"Craig’s versatile talents as a writer, producer, actor and comedian speak to his great days ahead.  While we’ll miss Craig and can't thank him enough for his contributions to both the show and the Network, we respect his decision to move on, and we look forward to celebrating his final broadcasts during the next eight months."

So... here we go again: Who should replace Craig Ferguson as host of The Late Late Show?

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