CBS has chosen its replacement for Craig Ferguson. The Wrap reports that the network has British comedian James Corden set to take over The Late Late Show when Ferguson leaves at the end of this year. Corden stars in the upcoming Disney film Into the Woods as well as Begin Again, which is currently out in theaters.
Next up for Ferguson is a new hosting job on game show Celebrity Name Game, which is set to debut this fall.
In the summer of 2004, host Craig Kilborn abruptly departed CBS's nightly 12:35am program The Late Late Show, and the network made a rather unusual choice when it came to selecting the show's next host: for the first and only time in late night history, CBS auditioned all of its potential hosts on air, letting its audience in on the host selection process that has always taken place behind closed doors.
Inspired by the success of Live with Regis and Kathie Lee finding Kathie Lee Gifford replacement Kelly Ripa via on-air auditions, CBS tried out 22 different Late Late Show hosts on air over the course of three months in the [...]
After a decade behind the desk, Craig Ferguson is set to depart CBS's 12:35 am program, The Late Late Show, in December. After a picture appeared on Twitter of Joel McHale having drinks with CBS boss Les Moonves, blogs like Complex and Uproxx have begun to speculate that McHale is the first choice for the job, and they're probably right.
Here are some reasons Joel McHale is near the top of CBS's list:
- He's one of the most experienced TV hosts going, having anchored E!'s The Soup since 2004.
- His schedule is now free with Community having been canceled by NBC last week, and that [...]
While Stephen Colbert's appointment as David Letterman's successor went down in record time, THR reports that the hiring process to replace Craig Ferguson on The Late Late Show won't be nearly as easy or fast of a process. There are a bunch of names reportedly being considered by CBS for the gig right now: former Late Late Show contenders Aisha Tyler and Michael Ian Black (who both guest hosted the show before Ferguson got the job), Joel McHale, Daily Show regulars Jason Jones and John Hodgman, and wildcard pick Amy Schumer, who recently made a memorable appearance on Late Show with David Letterman. CBS Entertainment chairman Nina [...]