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  • Comedian Craig Ferguson is close to a deal to launch an early-evening talk show starting in fall 2015.

      Comedian Craig Ferguson is close to a deal to launch an early-evening talk show starting in fall 2015.
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By Frazier Moore
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Craig Ferguson is close to a deal to launch an early-evening talk show starting in fall 2015.

The outgoing host of CBS' "The Late Late Show" would introduce his half-hour syndicated series on stations in a slot just before prime time, according to a source with knowledge of the deal who spoke on the condition of anonymity because that person wasn't authorized to comment publicly.

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Ferguson is expected to bring along his robot skeleton "sidekick," Geoff, as well as executive producer Michael Naidus.

A Ferguson representative didn't immediately respond Monday to a request for comment.

Ferguson, who has held a late-night berth on CBS for a decade, will step down in December.

In a separate venture, he will host a new syndicated game show, "Celebrity Name Game," beginning next month.

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