Guest subs to host ‘Late Late Show’ until Corden’s arrival
CBS is preparing for life after Craig Ferguson — and before James Corden.
The network on Wednesday announced its roster of guest hosts who will fill in on “The Late Late Show” (12:35 a.m.) after Ferguson leaves Dec. 19 and is succeeded in March by James Corden.
Drew Carey will sub the week of Jan. 5 and the week of March 2 leading into Corden’s debut.
Also on the slate of guest hosts are Judd Apatow, comedian Jim Gaffigan and musician John Mayer and a slew of CBS talent: Billy Gardell (“Mike and Molly”), Wayne Brady (“Let’s Make a Deal”), Will Arnett and Sean Hayes — both from the recently axed “The Millers” — and Kunal Nayyar (“The Big Bang Theory”).
Thomas Lennon, who will co-star with Matthew Perry in CBS’ reboot of “The Odd Couple,” will also guest-host.
In addition, CBS announced that its daytime show, “The Talk”—hosted by Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne, Sara Gilbert, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood — will air for one week in the 12:35 a.m. timeslot (Jan. 12-16).
“The Talk” will also air in its regular timeslot that week with original shows (2 p.m. on Ch. 2).