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James Corden doesn't officially take the reins as the new host of The Late, Late Show until March 9, but CBS is getting a little help from a few famous friends in the meantime.

Beginning Monday, Jan. 5 and running through Friday, March 6, The Late, Late Show will welcome a star-studded lineup of guest hosts including John Mayer, Judd Apatow, Jim Gaffigan, Will Arnett and Sean Hayes (the latter two whose sitcom The Millers was recently axed by the network — awkward!)

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A number of CBS stars, like The Big Bang Theory's Kunal Nayyar, Mike & Molly's Billy Gardell, Let's Make a Deal host Wayne Brady and Thomas Lennon of the network's upcoming Odd Couple reboot, will also sit behind The Late, Late Show desk. The Price Is Right host Drew Carey will kick things off the week of Jan. 5, and Carey will also be the final guest host the week of March 2.

The ladies of The Talk will broadcast special after-dark editions of their hit daytime talk show from The Late, Late Show set the week of Jan. 12.

Craig Ferguson will step down as host on Friday, Dec. 19.

The Late, Late Show airs weeknights at 12:37/11:37c on CBS.

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