James Corden's The Late Late Show Finale Plans Revealed

James Corden's tenure at CBS will end with a primetime special called "The Last Last Late Late Show" with Tom Cruise followed by The Late Late Show finale in its regular timeslot on April 27.

By JD Knapp Feb 24, 2023 6:53 PMTags
Watch: James Corden's "The Late Late Show" Finale Plans Revealed

You don't want to be late late to this party!

To celebrate James Corden's final episode as host of The Late Late Show, CBS is throwing him a primetime special, airing April 27.

For the big sendoff, titled "The Last Last Late Late Show," Corden will reprise some of his most popular segments and sketches—Carpool Karaoke, Crosswalk the Musical, Take a Break and more—plus, Tom Cruise will take the audience's breath away.

Just a few hours after the primetime special, The Late Late Show will return to its regular 12:37 a.m. timeslot for its final episode after more than 28 years on the air.

Back in April, after seven years as host, Corden announced his plans to leave the show, which was previously hosted by Craig FergusonCraig Kilborn and Tom Snyder.

"I never want this show to overstay its welcome in any way," Corden said 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."

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He's recently further explained his decision to leave, admitting it actually wasn't a difficult choice.

"Nothing about leaving the show was to do with not enjoying it," Corden told Drew Barrymore on her eponymous talk 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."

According to multiple reports, CBS has chosen a new Stephen Colbert-produced iteration of @midnight as a replacement. The former Comedy Central game show ran from 2013 to 2017 and saw celebrity guests and comedians improvise answers to joke setups for nonexistent points.

But until then, The Late Late Show airs weeknights on CBS with its series finale event scheduled for April 27.

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