CBS has unveiled plans for the rollout of the post-Craig Ferguson version of its “Late Late Show.” The Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports that the new host, James Corden, will take his first bow Monday, March 9.
The choice of Corden, a British actor and comedian, to replace Ferguson was announced earlier this year. Ferguson’s final go-round on the show is set for Dec. 19.
“Additionally, the network announced on Thursday that Corden’s version of ‘The Late Late Show’ would be executive produced by the host’s longtime friend, Ben Winston. The pair have known each other since Winston was 17,” the story reports.
Winston is the executive producer of the British “X Factor.”
The Times piece adds: “The pair worked together for Corden’s four years hosting the Brit Awards, and co-wrote several sketches for Corden during the Red Nose Day charity telethons.”
No word yet on when David Letterman will clear the way for Stephen Colbert to take over CBS’s “Late Show,” but Colbert is shutting down his Comedy Central show in December.