New host has been announced for The Late Late Show. Next year Tony-winning James Corden will be seen.
The British actor will be replacing comedian Craig Ferguson, said a statement of CBS television network today.
The 36-year-old won the Tony award in 2012 for “One Man, Two Guvnors.” He was awarded as best actor. In new movie Begin Again he plays opposite Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo.
The actor said he is honored and also thrilled to know about replacing Ferguson on The Late Late Show.
CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler said, “James Corden is a rare entertainment force who combines irresistible charm, warmth and originality with a diverse range of creative instincts and performance talent.”
She added further that Corden is ultimate multi-hyphenate. He is a good creator, writer and performer as well. He is loved theater, in movies, on television, in comedies and also in music.
The location of the show has not yet been announced. CBS said it will be announced later.
Ferguson meanwhile said he has plans for retiring next year in April. He will be finishing up his stint this December.
Earlier Jimmy Fallon replaced Jay Leno as host on rival NBC’s “Tonight Show”. Seth Meyers replaced Fallon in “Saturday Night Live” too. The show was also renamed as “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”
In near futur5e Comedy Central star Stephen Colbert will be replacing comedian David Letterman on CBS’s “Late Show”.