The Late Late Show will finally close its doors after over two decades on the air. After Corden announced his exit from the late-night talk show, it now seems CBS is planning to replace the format with panel game show, @midnight according to Deadline.
According to the outlet, Stephen Colbert will executive produce the new show. Stephen Colbert is already a producer on the Comedy Central late-night show, Hell of a Week.
It seems CBS has found no worthy replacement for Corden in the months we imagine they’ve been searching for a new late-night star. It would already be difficult to compete with Craig Ferguson’s unique run as host and James Corden following with an even more impressive viewing numbers.
Chelsea Handler already mentioned she was not interested in taking over from Corden, taking issue with the late timeslot. Handler continues to find the right show to return to late night.
According to Variety, CBS was also considering the possibility of replacing The Late Late Show with a multi-host format. Comedy Central is already experimenting with this idea following Trevor Noah’s decision to leave the political show last year.
Where will Corden go next?
With The Late Late Show now coming to an end and Corden leaving very soon, where will the British star go next? It’s somewhat unclear.
Corden has already spoken a number of times about his reasons behind leaving his role on CBS.
The talk show host told The Times that he now wants to prioritise more time with his family, which is practically impossible when you’re the main man of a US late-night show.
We can’t quite predict how these expected plans will change the popularity of the timeslot. Clearly, late night as a television category is undergoing a number of changes, especially shows that obviously are not reaching primetime audiences.
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