Plans for Craig Ferguson’s syndicated talk show shelved

Plans for Craig Ferguson’s syndicated talk show shelved

Craig FergusonVariety is reporting plans for Craig Ferguson’s new syndicated talk show have been shelved by Tribune Broadcasting.

They say “the station group was behind the effort to launch a half-hour talk-variety strip designed to air in early evening timeslots starting fall 2015. But the roadblock was securing clearances in other key markets. Tribune and prospective distrib Debmar-Mercury could not line up enough affiliates to make the show viable”.

However, his gameshow Celebrity Name Game has been renewed by Tribune Broadcasting for a second season.

Variety – “Craig Ferguson Syndicated Talkshow Not Moving Forward”
The A.V. Club – “Craig Ferguson isn’t getting a syndicated talk show after all”

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