Craig Ferguson nears new CBS pact

'Late Late Show' poised to move to larger stage at TV City

Craig Ferguson is close to finalizing a deal to stay put at CBS’ “The Late Late Show” through 2014. But he’ll be on the move at CBS Television City.

Ferguson’s “The Late Late Show” is poised to move to a larger stage at CBS’ Beverly Boulevard lot as part of the new pact that is being hammered out with CBS and David Letterman’s Worldwide Pants, which owns the show. Ferguson is also set to get a hefty raise over his previous deals, after putting in seven years of yeoman’s service as the 12:35 a.m. companion to Letterman’s “Late Show.”

Reps for CBS and Ferguson declined comment.

CBS has been eager to lock up the combo of Letterman and Ferguson to ensure stability at a time when the Eye’s latenight shows are increasingly competitive with their NBC counterparts.

Ferguson’s Green Mountain West production banner also is in business on the development side with CBS TV Studios.

He’ll be heard as a voice in the upcoming Disney/Pixar pic “Brave.”

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