Pilot Scoop: Craig Ferguson to Lord Over ABC Comedy The King of 7B

Craig Ferguson ABC Pilot

After relinquishing his Late Late Show throne last year, Craig Ferguson is setting his sights on a new kingdom over at ABC.

Ferguson has been cast as the lead in ABC’s comedy pilot The King of 7B, playing an “agoraphobic recluse” named Prentiss Porter who finally ventures outside after 11 years when he believes his soulmate has moved in across the street.

The former Drew Carey Show star joins previously announced cast members Carla Jimenez (Last Man Standing) and Kirby Howell-Baptiste (House of Lies). The single-camera comedy hails from writer Howard Franklin, who is also executive-producing with Dan Fogelman.

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22 Comments
  1. Angela says:

    Interesting premise. I’m all for more opportunities to see Craig on my TV, so should this all pan out well, I’ll be checking this out!

  2. Hopefully he has built a robotic sidekick in all his years in seclusion!

  3. Luis says:

    Does this put the kibosh on the syndicated talk show he was talking about doing?

  4. craig says:

    Just a warning — Don’t trust the B—- in Apartment 23.

  5. B says:

    i like the log line, would definitely check this out if it makes it to series

  6. Tran says:

    Hope Craig Ferguson can continued his amazing work as host of Celebrity Name Game and wondering if he’s thinking about a 7 p.m. talk show.

  7. Cassie says:

    I love how regal he comes across in this photo. I’m super excited for this!
    Yay, Craig!!

  8. David4 says:

    It’s really too bad that his evening talk show fell through, I’d love that.

    Or maybe screw this idea and have it be the Adventures of Craig and Geoff.

  9. Love Craig. Can’t wait to see him in something new. His Celebrity Name Game is good but rather see him in a comedy.

  10. leasing says:

    Zanim w takim razie zadecydujemy się na leasing samochodowy, powinno się rozpatrzyć
    każde za i przeciw.

  11. Jeff says:

    Do you think the B in Apartment 23 and the King of 7B are friends?

  12. So excited to see Craig and the very talented Kirby Howell-Baptiste in what sounds like a very promising show.

  13. Kids Act says:

    Yea! Carla Jimenez is AWESOME!!! Craig & Carla will be AWESOME together.

  14. Casting Craig Ferguson as The King of anything comedic seems eminently appropriate. The man is regal straight out of the box. Casting him as a single love interest should guarantee ratings if this makes it past the pilot stage. This man could seduce a rattlesnake! Best of luck to all involved. Hope it makes it to airtime!

  15. lkh says:

    Really. Is there a show without Secretariat?

  16. Sandy says:

    Go Craig !! Been a fan since 2005 !

  17. Christian says:

    I have seen the pilot and it is not good. The show will not make it.

  18. tsevca says:

    He is the funniest talk-show host, I´m not sure how good he would be in an acting role, but I´d try. But I think it wasn´t picked up, was it?