James Corden set for CBS 'Late Late Show' slot

September 8, 2014 5:00 PM

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LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - CBS will replace the quirky Craig Ferguson in its post-midnight "Late Late Show" with British actor James Corden, in what looks to be the last - at least for now - of a major series of talent shifts in wee-hours programming set off in large part by David Letterman's decision to leave his CBS roost some time next year.

In doing so, CBS is likely hoping the new host's experience in British TV and Broadway will help expand the appeal of "The Late Late Show" despite competition. On NBC, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" gets a heady lead-in from the new "Tonight," helmed by Jimmy Fallon, and also enjoys a wide level of r...

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