2005: CBS Launches 'Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson'
On this day in 2005, actor/comedian Craig Ferguson — best known as office boss Nigel Wick on The Drew Carey Show — took the helm of the CBS late-night series, The Late Late Show.
Produced by David Letterman's Worldwide Pants Incorporated, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson mixes the traditional late-night monologue, guest interviews and musical guests with audience interaction, pre-taped bits, puppetry and theme weeks. The show also has a robot skeleton sidekick, Geoff Peterson, and features frequent appearances by a dancing horse, Secretariat. Ferguson also dies impersonations of well-known individuals, including Prince Charles, Sean Connery, Queen Elizabeth II and Michael Caine.
Ferguson is the show's third host, following Craig Kilborn and David Letterman.