Craig Ferguson has been cast in the ABC pilot The King of 7B
The series stars Ferguson as a recluse who hasn’t left his apartment building in two decades, but ventures out when he believes he spots his soul mate moving into the apartment building across the road.
The series is set to air on ABC, and will be written and produced by Howard Franklin (Quick Change, The Name of the Rose) and Dan Fogelman (Cars, Tangled, Galavant) along with Ben Karlin, who created The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.
Joining Ferguson in the cast are Carla Jiminez (My Name is Earl, Raising Hope) and Kirby Howell-Baptiste (House of Lies)
I know this is only a pilot so far, but hopefully it can be picked up. ABC has been very smart with some interesting show choices lately, and Craig Ferguson is very well-liked, and he turned down another talk show to star in what I believe became this project. If it does get picked up (which I am sure it will), Ferguson could get his Emmy. He makes sense to me as a Lead Actor in a Comedy Series winner.
I am happy Craig is returning to the sitcom world! I do think he can get a Daytime Emmy for hosting Celebrity Name Game because he is amazing on that show as a host but for a Primetime Emmy it could be a good chance. Alot of big names are coming in though making that category something worth talking about after all these years after filler nominees like Don Cheadle and Matt LeBlanc just reapting nominations. Now with Tambor, Crystal, Coogan, and Duplass in the mix this category is shaping up to being more exciting