LOS ANGELES, Calif. –“Ooh-la-la!”—Late night talk show host Craig Ferguson announced Monday that he will be taping a week’s worth of shows outside his L.A. Studios. However, instead of staying stateside this “Gung-ho” American is taking his show to Paris, France.
During Monday’s broadcast, Ferguson joked, “This is the first time in the history of this show that we’ve been allowed outside.”
“Historically, when Americans don’t know what to do next, they go to Paris. Benjamin Franklin is like ‘What am I going to do now? I’ll go to Paris!‘
The show –which for the week will be renamed, “Le Late Show Avec Craig Ferguson” — will tape in Paris from June 13-17. Actress Kristen Bell will join Ferguson along with his robot sidekick Geoff Peterson with the rest of the guest lineup announced later.
According to CBS spokeswoman, Sienna Sanders, viewers can expect to see Craig exploring the famed city of lights with other surprises announced later on.
Ferguson, whose catchphrase “It’s a great day for America,” will more than likely revamp it for the week long show to “It’s a great day for an American in Paris.”
While most of his fans seem excited about his Paris adventure, a few people have taken to Twitter to express their disdain for the French and Ferguson’s locale choice.
Duke Nolan wrote,” @CraigyFerg To hell with the French, Do the right thing and do a show from New Orleans instead. They could use the economy boost.”
So what is the reason behind this locale choice? Sanders said, “Everyone has a different favorite city. We picked a place that seemed to interest our host and our viewers.”
“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” airs weeknights at 12:35/11:35c on CBSTags: Ferguson Takes Late Night Show to Paris, france, Paris, Television