James Corden Lands Late Late Show Gig on CBS


LOS ANGELES: The British actor and comedian James Corden has been tapped as the new host of The Late Late Show on CBS in the U.S.

Corden is a Tony Award-winning performer on Broadway, a BAFTA-winning star of TV series, a feature-film actor and an acclaimed host, writer and TV producer. He currently hosts the U.K. sports-themed comedy game show A League of Their Own and stars in, produces and writes the comedy thriller The Wrong Mans, which is available on Hulu and airs on the BBC.

“James Corden is a rare entertainment force who combines irresistible charm, warmth and originality with a diverse range of creative instincts and performance talent,” said Nina Tassler, the chairman of CBS Entertainment. “He is the ultimate multi-hyphenate—a writer, creator and performer who is loved and respected in every medium he touches, including theater, comedy, music, film and television. James is already a big star in the U.K. and he’s wowed American audiences on Broadway; we’re very excited to introduce his considerable and very unique talents to our network television audience on a daily basis.”

“I can’t describe how thrilled and honored I am to be taking over from the brilliant Craig Ferguson,” said Corden. “To be asked to host such a prestigious show on America’s number one network is hugely exciting. I can’t wait to get started, and will do my very best to make a show America will enjoy.”