The former longtime host of CBS’ Late Late Show will re-up in the late-night wars next month. History said today at TCA that its 22-episode, half-hour series Join Or Die With Craig Ferguson will premiere at 11 PM Thursday, February 18. The show will feature Ferguson’s unorthodox takes on provocative and timely topics — ranging from history’s biggest frenemies and douchebag to the most doomed presidential campaign to the most influential band and drug. Guests will include Judd Apatow, Jimmy Kimmel, Jack Black, Julie Bowen, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Jay Leno, Joel McHale, Jason Biggs and Elijah Wood.
The expression “Join or Die” not only is Benjamin Franklin’s 1754 rallying cry to the divided colonists, History notes, it’s also the tattoo Ferguson got on his forearm after becoming an American citizen. The network says that passion for history and spirited debate will be infused in every episode.
Join Or Die With Craig Ferguson is produced by Comedy Dynamics and Green Mountain West, in association with Lionsgate TV. Ferguson, Phil Cottone, Brian Volk-Weiss and Jim Biederman are as executive producers. Tim Healy, Matt Ginsburg and Paul Cabana are executive producing for History.