Host lightens up 'Late Late Show' as lights go out

8:57 PM, Jun 27, 2012   |    comments
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NEW YORK (AP) - Craig Ferguson kept it light when the lights went out.

CBS says Wednesday's edition of "The Late Late Show" was faced with lighting problems after a transformer blew, shorting out the grid for the taping just hours before airtime.

Ferguson quipped that the show would rely on "the light of a robot's eye."

Not quite. Two temporary lights were positioned to illuminate Ferguson and his guests, Lisa Kudrow and producer Harvey Weinstein, who also joked around with flashlights.

Ferguson, whose show is taped at CBS' Television City in Hollywood, has weathered technical glitches before. In October 2009, he had a power failure and taped part of the show entirely by flashlight. He's also been plagued by a leaky roof.

He's scheduled to move to a better-equipped studio by summer's end.

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