Corden is leaving his late-night CBS gig on Thursday, April 27.
The end of an era is on the horizon for late-night television fans. James Corden is stepping down as host of “The Late Late Show” at the end of the month, ending his eight-year run on the network. But while fans of Corden’s unique humor will inevitably be sad to see him go, he plans to go out with a bang before turning his attention to his acting career.
CBS has announced a who’s who of A-list celebrity guests for Corden’s final three weeks on the show. During the final episodes, Corden will be joined by Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Tom Cruise, Josh Gad, Jennifer Garner, Brett Goldstein, Kate Hudson, Allison Janney, the Kardashian family, Mila Kunis, Seth Meyers, Billy Porter and Sharon. Stone. He also debuts three more of his beloved “Carpool Karaoke” segments, including one with K-pop superstar Blackpink.
While exact dates for each guest appearance have yet to be announced, the network has revealed that Allison Janney will appear in the last few episodes. The Oscar-winning actress currently holds the record for most appearances on “The Late Late Show” with 15 episodes, and it looks like she’s looking to improve her stats so that no one can overtake her on Corden’s farewell tour.
Corden took over the show from Craig Ferguson in 2015 as part of a larger overhaul of CBS’s late-night lineup following David Letterman’s retirement. He joined the network around the same time Stephen Colbert began hosting “The Late Show.” Corden’s positivity and knack for dishing out viral music segments quickly turned the show into a cultural phenomenon. His “Carpool Karaoke” videos, in which famous musicians sing along to their own music while driving in a car with Corden, became so popular that it spawned a spin-off series on Apple TV+ and a prime-time special that earned Corden an Emmy Award.
Corden gets a prime-time send-off when “The Last Late Late Show with James Corden Carpool Carpool Special” airs on CBS on April 27 at 10 p.m. The final episode of “The Late Late Show” will air that night at its regular time of 12:37 p.m.
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