9:58am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Craig Ferguson Inks Overall Deal With Lionsgate TV
Craig Ferguson has found his next TV deal.
The former Late Late Show host has inked a multiple-year overall deal with Lionsgate Television, the company announced Tuesday.
Under the pact, Ferguson and his Green Mountain West company will create and develop scripted and unscripted fare for the studio. Ferguson will continue working with Green Mountain president Phil Cottone and his former producer on Late Late Show, Michael Naidus, to develop new programming. Ferguson will write, direct and act, depending on the nature of the project.
The deal comes after the second-season renewal for Ferguson-hosted syndicated game show Celebrity Name Game, produced by Lionsgate-owned Debmar-Mercury and FremantleMedia North America.
At Lionsgate TV, he joins a roster of producers including Jenji Kohan (Orange Is the New Black), Clyde Phillips (Nurse Jackie), Matt Weiner (Mad Men) and Steve McPherson, among others.