Craig Ferguson Scores SiriusXM Home Studio

"I look forward to working in an environment that has zero network interference."

Starting Feb. 27, former The Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson will be back in the daily talk business. On a more intimate medium, SiriusXM, occupying an earlier and longer weekday time slot (6:00-8:00 p.m. ET.)

From today’s announcement:

“This is premium quality drive-time entertainment,” says Ferguson. “It’s like Game of Thrones in your car without pictures. Also, given recent events on earth, I wanted to return to a daily show without the restriction of wearing pants or shaving [anywhere]. I look forward to working in an environment that has zero censorship and zero network interference. The melon-farmers at SiriusXM told me to say that.”

Ferguson told Variety’s Cynthia Littleton that SiriusXM has built a studio at his Los Angeles home. The program, set for the Comedy Greats channel (#94), will feature a mix of celebrity guests, correspondent segments, news commentary and calls from SiriusXM subscribers. Via Twitter Wednesday, the comedian teased today’s announcement in style.

Update (March 28):
Ferguson chatted with Howard Stern about the experience of doing his new SiriusXM show, from the shed at the bottom of his garden: