The Late Late Show With James Corden will debut on CBS on the 9th March 2015 it has been confirmed this week. Current host Craig Ferguson will leave the programme in December.
It’s also been confirmed the Late Late Show will remain in Los Angeles and not move to New York – Reuters reports “Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti praised CBS for keeping the show in the city as California politicians have sought to stem the outflow of entertainment production which has been lured by tax incentives from other states”.
Reuters also reports “California politicians fought to keep the “Tonight Show” in Burbank, and they also unsuccessfully tried to lure CBS’s “Late Show” to Los Angeles from New York when Stephen Colbert takes the reins from David Letterman next year. New York was able to keep the “Late Show” by offering tax credits and grants for job commitments from CBS”.
In the opening period of 2015, leading up to James Corden’s debut, guest hosts will fill the void left behind by Ferguson.