Corden has signed a new contract that will keep him installed as host of The Late Late Show through August 2022. His current contract, signed in 2014 when he was announced as the successor to Craig Ferguson, was set to expire after the 2019-20 season.
James Corden is in advanced talks on a new multi-year deal with CBS that will keep him at the helm of The Late Late Show as host and executive producer. Sources said Corden’s camp has been in deal talks with CBS for some time. The previous deal that Corden inked when he came to the network from the U.K. in 2014 was set to expire at the end of the upcoming 2019-20 television season.
When CBS first announced that it had hired the relatively-unknown British actor James Corden to replace Craig Ferguson as host of The Late Late Show, the general reaction — after, “Who?” — was, “Really, another white guy?” While Corden has by no means completely transformed the late night format, he has proven, in just his first two weeks on the air, that he is ready, willing and able to take some big risks. And so far, it’s paid off in more ways than one.
The new CBS latenight host is a Web video hit. Though James Corden started hosting the new show only last week, his YouTube channel has exhibited a surge in traffic over the last month.
Corden’s brief opening bypassed topical jokes, possibly a sign of his style and certainly because the show was recorded Sunday. Giggles punctuated his remarks, indicating opening-night jitters for the first-time TV host who replaced Craig Ferguson. Guests Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis joined the cause Monday. “I promise you we’re going to have fun on this show, and I promise you we’re going to do everything we can to put a smile on your face before, or let’s be honest, more likely whilst you fall asleep,” Corden pledged, earnestly.
He may be a star overseas, but James Corden is just starting to introduce himself to America as he takes over CBS’s Late Late Show tonight.
The British actor and writer is replacing Craig Ferguson on the CBS latenight show.
Today CBS officially named James Corden, a British actor, writer and producer, to succeed Craig Ferguson as host of the 12:35 a.m. program. Nina Tassler, chairman of CBS entertainment, called Corden “a rare entertainment force who combines irresistible charm, warmth and originality with a diverse range of creative instincts and performance talent.”
For the second time in just a few weeks, CBS is faced with plugging a latenight hole. This time the network should be looking beyond the usual suspects to fill it. With the impending exit of Craig Ferguson, host of The Late Late Show, at year’s end, CBS has a unique opportunity to reshape its latenight lineup.
Ferguson, host of CBS’s The Late Late Show since 2005, told his studio audience during Monday’s taping that he will step down at the end of the year. Ferguson’s show airs after David Letterman’s, at 12:35 a.m. on weekdays.
The Late Late Show host is not likely to be back when his current contract expires in June 2015, sources say. Ferguson, Letterman’s one-time protégé, was not even considered to replace the legendary comic because the focus of his talk show is ‘too narrow,’ executives say.
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 light grid above the stage for the taping just hours before airtime. Ferguson, referring to his mechanical sidekick, quipped that […]
CBS announced Tuesday that both Dave and Craig have re-upped to keep hosting their respective hours — Late Show and The Late Late Show — through 2014.