Actor and comedian Craig Kilborn shot a pilot recently for CNN, someone close to the actor confirmed to TVNewser. Don Kaplan first reported the story in the New York Daily News.

Kilborn, of course, was the original host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” from 1996-1998. The show was successful for Comedy Central, though it was a very different beast than the juggernaut Jon Stewart would turn the program into. Whereas Stewart’s ‘Daily Show” was topical and political, Kilborn’s version of the program focused on weird and wacky news stories like alien abductions, only occasionally straying into politics.

He went on to host “The Late Late Show” on CBS and most recently hosted talk show “The Kilborn File” on the Fox owned and operated stations in 2010.

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