Scottish actor Craig Ferguson, who played the boss on "The Drew Carey Show," will be the new host of CBS' "Late Late Show" beginning Jan. 3. He replaces Craig Kilborn, who announced...

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NEW YORK — Scottish actor Craig Ferguson, who played the boss on “The Drew Carey Show,” will be the new host of CBS’ “Late Late Show” beginning Jan. 3.

He replaces Craig Kilborn, who announced in August he was leaving the 12:30 a.m. talk show after five years.

Ferguson passed through a gauntlet of on-air tryouts and was one of four finalists, with actor Michael Ian Black, comedian D.L. Hughley and MTV “Total Request Live” host Damien Fahey.

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Ferguson wrote and starred in the films “Saving Grace” and “The Big Tease.” He was a top comic in Britain before moving to Los Angeles in 1995.


Forever “Young”: Soap gets 5 more years on CBS


When you’re in your 32nd season on TV, what’s five more?

CBS has given a five-year extension to its soap opera “The Young and the Restless.” It’s the network’s second-longest-running soap, after the 48-year-old “As the World Turns.”

“Young” stars Eric Braeden, Melody Thomas Scott, Victoria Rowell and Shemar Moore, among others.

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The finale of Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice 2” will air as a three-hour special on NBC Dec. 16. Part of the show will be held at Lincoln Center.

Lily Tomlin will join NBC’s “Will & Grace” next month for a guest run as Will’s (Eric McCormack) new boss.

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