Craig Kilborn to host new syndicated show: Did you miss him?
Image Credit: Carlo Allegri/Getty ImagesCraig Kilborn, who helmed The Daily Show before Jon Stewart and The Late Late Show before Craig Ferguson, is planning a return to the tube. According to the Los Angeles Times, he’ll host a syndicated “early evening” talk show for 20th Television that will be tested on Fox-owned stations in major markets, including New York and L.A., this summer. Though the New York Times says it could turn into a daytime show, let’s assume we’re talking about it airing at 6:30, 7, or 7:30 p.m. on weekdays. The issue is two-fold:
1) What do you prefer to watch while you’re eating dinner in front of the TV: a sitcom, an entertainment “news” program, a game show, or a talk show?
2) If you answer “talk show,” is it one hosted by Craig Kilborn?
I’m rarely home from work before 8 p.m., but a few years ago, when I was visiting my parents for an extended period of time, we liked to time our meals to a 7 p.m. Everybody Loves Raymond repeat. (And bonus, we could flip the channel and catch another one on a different station at 7:30 p.m.) Sitcoms just feel right. Game shows, too.
Comedy Central repeats The Daily Show and The Colbert Report at 7 and 7:30, which precludes me from saying I would never watch a talk show at that hour. But I don’t see me doing it for smarmy Creggers. What about you?