Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The NY Post, CBS says the meeting was with their syndication group and that she is not a candidate to replace Ferguson. The interesting thing I took from that denial is that they didn't say Ferguson wasn't going to be replaced. They already owe him $5M for passing over him for the Late Show spot so maybe they want to pay that and then get rid of him. I think he should stay, but it wouldn't shock me if he was a little ticked off to not really even be considered and maybe he does want to leave. If he was staying you would expect a differently worded response than “There are no discussions with Chelsea Handler regarding the network’s 12:30 late night broadcast; her meeting with CBS yesterday was a general meeting with our syndication group."