As CBS braces for a transition in the “Late Late Show” host’s chair, the network has brought aboard a veteran of the late-night wars to help out behind the camera. Variety reports that the network hired NBC veteran Nick Bernstein.
“Bernstein, who spent a decade at NBC working with Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon and Carson Daly, will serve as vice president of late night programming, West Coast, a newly created position that will serve both CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Studios,” Variety reports. “Bernstein will report to both Nina Tassler, chairman of CBS Entertainment, and David Stapf, president of CBS Television Studios.”
Bernstein recently ran TBS’s “The Pete Holmes Show,” the cable channel’s lead-out from “Conan.”
“He will now turn his gaze to James Corden, the host who will take the reins of the program on March 9,” Variety reports. “Current host Craig Ferguson is stepping down at the end of the year, and CBS will let guest hosts lead the program, and also run a weeklong series of episodes of ‘The Talk’ during the interim.”
Bernstein worked on NBC’s late-night lineup from 2006-2011.