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How James Corden's 'Late Late Show' Started Killing It Right Out of the Gate

There have been seven good episodes of The Late Late Show with James Corden so far. While that may sound low, it’s actually a solid batting average, considering they’ve only been on the air for seven days. Late night programming is a beast of an endeavor, and it’s well-known that it takes time for new shows to find their footing. This makes The Late Late Show’s current state even more impressive. The show is remarkably on point — and it’s not just great for a show in its infancy; it’s simply great for a show, period. It will be exciting to see how the identity of the show develops going [...]

Watch Brendon Walsh's Harrowing Police Story From His 'Late Late Show' Set

Brendon Walsh did a standup set on last night's Drew Carey-hosted Late Late Show, in which he talked about the problems you have when you drive a classic car and the night he was pulled over by two different cops while hiding weed in his sock. To be fair to him, there's really no other convenient place to hide a half-sandwich bag filled with weed.

Jeff Goldblum, Garry Shandling, and Judd Apatow Trade Therapist Stories

Here's a clip from Judd Apatow's second Late Late Show episode as guest host last week featuring guests Jeff Goldblum and Garry Shandling, where it's revealed that Shandling has had the same therapist as both of the other guys in the past — one who doubled as Goldblum's wedding officiant, and another who Shandling ditched without giving Apatow a heads up.

Judd Apatow, Thomas Lennon, Jim Gaffigan, and More to Guest Host 'Late Late Show' Next Year

Before James Corden takes over as host of The Late Late Show in March, CBS has lined up a bunch of guest hosts to show up between Monday, January 5th and Friday, March 6th. The network announced the lineup today, which includes returning guest hosts Drew Carey and Jim Gaffigan as well as Judd Apatow, Will Arnett, Wayne Brady, Billy Gardell, Sean Hayes, Thomas Lennon, John Mayer, and Kunal Nayyar. CBS has made some great picks — it'll be particularly fun to see Apatow, Gaffigan, and Lennon as late night hosts — but apparently the network couldn't find a single woman to host within two months [...]

'The Late Late Show with James Corden' Premieres on CBS March 9th

Craig Ferguson's Late Late Show successor just got an official premiere date. THR reports that The Late Late Show with James Corden will premiere on the network on Monday, March 9th. The show will tape at the CBS Television City lot in Los Angeles, and the network has also signed on British writer/producer/director Ben Winston — who currently works as executive producer on the British X Factor — as Late Late Show showrunner. "We're excited to begin CBS's next chapter after midnight and introduce James' wide range of performance talents and fearless creative instincts to American television viewers," CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler said in a statement. "He [...]

James Corden Attempts to Enter CBS Studios in a New 'Late Late Show' Promo

The wait ends tonight for James Corden and band leader Reggie Watts: The Late Late Show makes its debut on CBS at 12:35am, but it looks like CBS Studios isn't making any security exceptions for Corden even though his face currently covers the side of the building.

James Corden Reveals Some Details on the Format of 'Late Late Show'

Ahead of James Corden's Late Late Show debut on March 23rd, Variety sat down with the British actor for an interview about his hopes for the show and what format it will take later this month. Corden is, understandably, super nervous about the gig: "I don't know if I'm making a huge mistake," he told Variety. "But I'd rather regret doing something than not doing something. I think we have a real shot at enjoying ourselves for a bit, which is ultimately all you ever really want, isn't it?"

As for the format of the show, Corden and Late Late Show executive producer Rob Crabbe revealed that [...]

Adam Sandler, Lena Dunham, Maria Bamford, and Judd Apatow Talk OCD on 'Late Late Show'

Judd Apatow guest-hosted last night's Late Late Show, and he brought along an all-star guest lineup: Adam Sandler, Lena Dunham, and Maria Bamford. Watch the four discuss their OCD issues above, then check out Apatow's cold open with his daughter below:

James Corden Talks 'Late Late Show' with David Letterman

Next year's new host of The Late Late Show James Corden was a guest on Friday's Late Show, where he told Letterman all about how it felt to get the gig and what his father thought once he told him about its 12:30am time slot. Watch more from the interview below:

Craig Ferguson Reveals His Worst 'Late Late Show' Guest Ever

How angry was Craig Ferguson when he found out that he didn't get Letterman's gig? Who was the worst guest ever during his stint on Late Late Show? Did CBS give him a huge consolation payout for not taking over Late Show? Ferguson answered two out of these three questions on Watch What Happens Live, but it's pretty easy to see through his poker face during that last response.

Reggie Watts Says the 'Late Late Show' Band Is Named Karen

Ahead of The Late Late Show's big debut on CBS tonight, Vulture sat down with bandleader Reggie Watts for an interview about why he took on the CBS gig and what he hopes to bring to late night. The most interesting revelation comes near the end of the interview when Watts reveals the name of his Late Late Show band:

What's the musical setup going to be? Will you be by yourself like in Comedy Bang! Bang!, or do you have a full band? Yeah, I have a band. One of the things I stipulated was that I wanted to pick my own band, and they were cool [...]

'The Late Late Show' Got Weird Again Thanks to Guest Host Adam Pally

The Mindy Project's Adam Pally guest hosted Friday's Late Late Show with some help from Ben Schwartz, and the result was the kind of wonderful late night weirdness you don't see on TV these days. Add in Pally's interviews with Martellus Bennett, Beth Stern, and Eric Andre and it gets even weirder. Watch the full episode above.

Craig Ferguson to James Corden: "I'm Delighted You're Taking Over"

Craig Ferguson's final Late Late Show airs tomorrow night and James Corden takes over in March, so during last night's show Ferguson brought Corden on for a symbolic passing of the torch, brief hazing, and warning to Late Late Show viewers to be nice to the new guy, who is apparently made out of 90% biscuits.

Craig Ferguson's Final 'Late Late Show' Guest Is Jay Leno

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson has officially added its final guest for its farewell episode on December 19th. According to THR, Jay Leno is set as Ferguson guest on the final show, while some of Late Late Show's most frequently recurring guests — including Tim Meadows, Thomas Lennon, Betty White, and Henry Winkler — are also slated to show up during the weeks leading up to the finale. Click through to see the full lineup of guests for December: