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CBS snags Ferguson for new improv show

by Adam Finley, posted Apr 16th 2007 9:36AM

cbsCBS has plans for two new reality/game shows, one about real people who make announcements via huge dance numbers, and a new improv/sketch comedy game show (hosted by Craig Ferguson) of which no significant details have been released just yet. Both shows have been greenlit by the network.

Life as a Song, is a reality program in which people can make big announcements or ask questions (I predict we'll see a few marriage proposals) through an elaborate song and dance number. The series comes from the producers behind Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

Hang on. Really? The producers behind a gay-centric series are creating another series about people spontaneously exploding into a song and dance number? Frankly, I'm shocked.

But I kid.

Anyway, as I said, there's not much information yet on Ferguson's improv game show, other than its title: The Wizard. One assumes it's not a TV version of the Nintendo movie starring Fred Savage.

Ferguson is a likable personality, and improv shows can work when done right, so this could catch on. As far as Life as a Song is concerned, I'm not sure people are clamoring to watch total strangers sing and gallivant about. I find that lame when I see it in a fictional series, but watching real people do it just doesn't appeal to me at all.

UPDATE: In an earlier draft I said Life As a Song would be hosted by Drew Carey. That was incorrect.

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Alex Davis

Drew Carey is hosting The Power of 10.

April 16 2007 at 10:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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