The Late Late Show with James Corden to debut on CBS on March 9, 2015

Craig Ferguson’s final night hosting The Late Late Show on CBS will come Dec. 19, just shy of Christmas. CBS just announced his successor, James Corden (as seen in Ferguson’s framed photo), will take over The Late Late Show with James Corden starting Monday, March 9, 2015.

So, what about January and February 2015, then?

What will CBS broadcast after David Letterman for those two months?

When your options either are repeats or tryouts with guest hosts, we all vote for tryouts, right? Right! Let’s hear whom you’d like to see test out The Late Late Show chair during the intermezzo…

In the meantime, march March ahead!

Corden’s late-night series will tape at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, with Ben Winston overseeing as executive producer. Winston currently executive produces the UK original flavor of The X Factor, and also has worked with Corden before, producing his hosting duties with the Brit Awards, directing and co-writing Corden’s “Smithy” sketches, and directing a One Direction music video that featured Corden. CBS notes that Corden and Winston have been friends since their teen years.

“We’re excited to begin CBS’s next chapter after midnight and introduce James’ wide range of performance talents and fearless creative instincts to American television viewers,” said Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment. “He and Ben have been friends for a long time and partnered together on a variety of successful projects. They are a creatively dynamic and very energetic host/producer combination.”

If you need a refresher on Corden’s credits, here goes, straight from the CBS press release: The 36-year-old Corden comes to American late night television with a growing list of award-winning and critically acclaimed credits. He is a Tony Award-winning performer on Broadway for “One Man, Two Guvnors”; a BAFTA-winning star of the popular UK television series “Gavin and Stacey,” which he co-created and co-wrote; a feature film actor with two releases this year, “Into the Woods” and “Begin Again”; and an acclaimed host, writer and producer in several genres of television. Currently, Corden hosts the BAFTA Award-winning UK sports-themed comedy game show “A League of Their Own” on Sky 1, and stars in, produces and writes the BAFTA nominated comedy thriller “The Wrong Mans,” which is available on Hulu and airs on the BBC.

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