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Television PopWrapped | Television

Kathy Griffin Claims No Women Were Considered For 'The Late Late Show'

Matthew Jenner | PopWrapped Author

Matthew Jenner

09/16/2014 2:40 pm
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Kathy Griffin Claims No Women Were Considered For 'The Late Late Show' | Kathy Griffin
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Despite being ecstatic about the announcement that James Corden will be replacing Craig Ferguson as host of The Late Late Show, I can't help but be a little disappointed by what Kathy Griffin alleges happened when she contacted CBS about the show. Griffin reached out to CBS, telling them she was interested in replacing Ferguson as host of the cult hit talk show. She was told by executives that they were not considering women for the job, which seems to be completely unreasonable and a little shallow on the part of CBS. When Ferguson announced his decision to step down as host of the show, it got the world buzzing with the idea that CBS could make a serious change - they could make a huge difference to the current landscape of late night television by putting a woman or someone of color behind the desk. All late night shows these days are hosted by white men, and with ladies like Aisha Tyler, Amy Schumer and Griffin, and other options like Hannibal Buress and D.L. Hughley, it seems a little bit of an oversight for them to choose another white male to host the show. Even Ferguson himself expressed desire in the idea that his replacement should be a woman. CBS, however, has denied Griffin's claims, saying:
CBS never said that to Kathy Griffin; never met with her, and in fact, we did meet with several female candidates.
It's difficult to choose who to believe here - but sadly, its not that difficult to believe Griffin, as this seems all too possibly true.

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