The Late Late Show with James Corden will premiere Monday, March 9, CBS announced Thursday.
Craig Ferguson, who announced in April that he was stepping down from The Late Late Show after 10 years, will sign off on Friday, Dec. 19. CBS has not yet revealed plans for the three-month gap, but according to The Wrap, rotating guest hosts will fill in.
Additionally, British producer and director Ben Winter (The X Factor, One Direction concert films) will serve as Corden's executive producer. A longtime friend of Corden's, Winter produced the four Brit Awards shows that Corden has hosted.
CBS confirms James Corden will replace Craig Ferguson on The Late Late Show
"We're excited to begin CBS' 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 and Ben have been friends for a long time and partnered together on a variety of successful projects. They are a creatively dynamic and very energetic host/producer combination."A Tony-winning actor, Corden can next be seen in Into the Woods
, which hits theaters on Christmas.(Full disclosure: TVGuide.com is owned by CBS.)Scandal
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