CBS ANNOUNCES CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH JAMES CORDEN
Acclaimed Host of “Late Late Show” Signed Through 2022
CBS announced today that the Network has reached a new agreement with THE LATE LATE SHOW’s James Corden to continue to host his acclaimed broadcast through August 2022. Corden, who received the most Emmy Award nominations of any individual performer this year, originally took over as host of CBS’ late night talk and variety series on March 23, 2015.
“James Corden has burned his way to the top of American television with a daring, energetic and inventive broadcast that stands out in the late night space,” said David Nevins, Chief Creative Officer for the CBS Corporation. “He is a host and performer whose considerable talents shine on every stage, and he has created a cutting-edge comedy factory with shows that have resonated across multiple platforms. James and his shows are a great source of pride to CBS, and it’s exciting to extend our relationship well into the future.”
2019 has been another breakthrough year for Corden and THE LATE LATE SHOW. He earned the most individual Emmy nominations (seven) for any performer, for his work on THE LATE LATE SHOW, the “Carpool Karaoke” primetime specials, the “Carpool Karaoke” series for Apple, and THE WORLD’S BEST. Additionally, the much-talked-about CARPOOL KARAOKE: WHEN CORDEN MET McCARTNEY LIVE FROM LIVERPOOL has been streamed nearly 150 million times across Facebook and YouTube. The “Carpool Karaoke” McCartney special repeats tonight, August 19 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.
Corden burst onto the late night scene in 2015 with shows that quickly become known for A-list guests and for generating buzzworthy viral videos, such as “Carpool Karaoke,” “Crosswalk the Musical,” “Drop the Mic” and “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts.” Since the launch of THE LATE LATE SHOW, Corden has been nominated 22 times and has received seven Emmys.
THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN is produced by CBS Television Studios and airs weeknights (12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT) on CBS. Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe are the executive producers.
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