No date for Late Late Show with James Corden

He's off and running in the US but there's no launch date yet for James Corden's late night antics in Australia.


Brit James Corden has made his debut as host of The Late Late Show in the US, replacing Craig Ferguson.

According to early reviews, he has gone over well.

“He comes without almost any snark,” noted the  Hollywood Reporter. “Corden doesn’t put a layer of cool between him and the viewer (or his guests) – he’s as affable and sincere as Fallon, with just a little less goofiness. It’s a welcome trait.”

“CBS deserves credit for taking a flyer on a promising if unorthodox choice,” Variety reported, who viewed the premiere as being “slightly uneven with moments of inspired lunacy and some clear areas for the newbie host to work on”.

The New York Daily News found Corden as “from the school that feels it’s better to close the day with a good glass of wine than tequila shots”.

A number of readers have been asked when TEN will launch the show but the network spokesperson told TV Tonight no date has yet been confirmed.



12 Responses

  1. The Late Show hosted by Colbert is likely to rate higher in the US, than when Letterman hosted it, so Ten would be pretty foolish not to air it. Plus it’d cost them nothing, as they’d get it as part of their CBS Paramount output deal.

  2. Given TEN have made it clear that they won’t be airing Late with Colbert and that they used to air Late Late with Ferguson express, my bet is they will simply replace Late with Letterman with the Late Late wih Corden in May and not have a Late/Tonight series on Eleven. But I’m not a programmer…

    1. m.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/late-late-show-host-craig-ferguson-signs-off-20141208-122ct2.html
      I might have just found proof in the linked SMH article – “Ten says Eleven won’t screen The Late Late Show after Ferguson exits”. If TEN say they will air Late with Corden but not on Eleven then that only leaves One or TEN itself. Suddenly my idea sounds rather reasonable – although it does mean that like Late with Ferguson Australians will miss a large amount of episodes including the series premiere.

  3. There’s a good segment from the show on the official youtube channel of the late late show with James Conden where James Conden and Tom Hanks act out lines from tom hanks movies with various backdrops.

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