Craig Kilborn Is Returning To Television
The new show will be on FOX but it won't be a late night show on the network. Instead, it will be syndicated to local FOX stations. We might even see a preview of the show this summer.
I don't know how many people loved Craig Kilborn's show on CBS, but I was one of them. He was certainly an acquired taste: lots of sarcastic humor, very little fawning over celebrities and he was always looking for ways to harm his staffers. But he gave a different take on a late-night talk show. He wasn't a Letterman type -- and he certainly wasn't a Leno type, either. He was his own thing, and you either liked it or it really turned you off.
But how could you hate segments like "5 Questions," something he started on 'The Daily Show'? Or his nightly "In The News" roundup? Or when he would suddenly look to the camera on his right and say, "All I want to do is dance, dance, dance" on Friday nights? Or the "it sucks" character created by show writer Alec Sulkin, now producing 'Family Guy'? It was showbizzy, but also had the feel of an indie production.
Kilborn hasn't been around much the past five or six years, except for some appearances in movies like 'Old School' and 'The Shaggy Dog.' He did pop up last week in the A&E documentary of the late night wars, 'The Battle For Late Night,' looking older and maybe a little more introspective. It's going to be good to have him in the talk show mix again.
Are you looking forward to Craig Kilborn's new show?
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