LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Craig Ferguson says he is stepping down as host of CBS' ``The Late Late Show'' this year.

CBS says Ferguson made the announcement to his studio audience Monday. 

It's the second late-night retirement for CBS, with David Letterman's decision to leave ``Late Show'' in 2015. Letterman will be succeeded by Stephen Colbert.

Ferguson says he will retire this December. CBS did not announce who will replace him.

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