The Late Late Show Reportedly Ending Its 28-Year Run After James Corden's Exit

The Late Late Show is reportedly ending after 28 years once James Corden leaves. Find out the CBS show's potential replacement.

By JD Knapp Feb 08, 2023 5:40 PMTags
Watch: The Fate Of The Late Late Show Is Seemingly Revealed

Apparently, the show will not go on.

After 28 years, The Late Late Show is coming to an end in mid-2023 once James Corden officially signs off, according to multiple reports. And it appears CBS has also already chosen its replacement, though the network has not offered comment to E! News.

The Late Show host Stephen Colbert will reportedly produce a new iteration of @midnight for the 12:30 a.m. timeslot previously held by The Late Late Show. The Comedy Central late-night game show ran from 2013 to 2017 and saw celebrity guests and comedians improvise answers to joke setups for nonexistent points. However, original @midnight host Chris Hardwick is not currently expected to be involved.

Corden, who has hosted The Late Late Show since March 2015, announced his exit in April 2022 when revealing he would be sticking around for another year. The comedian took over for Craig Ferguson, who hosted the talk show from 2005 to 2014, while Craig Kilborn hosted 1999 to 2004 and Tom Snyder started it all off in 1995.

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Corden recently detailed his decision to leave the late-night staple after eight years.

"Nothing about leaving the show was to do with not enjoying it," he explained on The Drew Barrymore Show Jan. 2. "But the truth is, it became a very easy decision because I always knew it was an adventure and I never, ever considered it to be the final destination."

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"The choice was to go, 'Well, if I want to do this other work, that cannot be at the expense of our children, our family,'" Corden, who shares son Max, 11, and daughters Carey, 8, and Charlotte, 5, with wife Julia Carey, explained. "That is really all it comes down to."

The 44-year-old also reflected on his time on the show during his April announcement.

"I never want this show to overstay its welcome in any way," Corden shared in his April 28 monologue. "I always want to love making it. And I really think in a year from now, that will be a good time to move on and see what else might be out there."

Corden's departure date—and potentially the late-night show's series finale—has not yet been set.

But until then, The Late Late Show airs weeknights on CBS.

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