The king of “Carpool Karaoke,” will go away his late-night perch at CBS after an eight-year run.
LOS ANGELES — James Corden will likely be bowing out of his late-night CBS TV present subsequent 12 months. Corden informed of his determination through the taping of Thursday’s “The Late Late Present,” which he started internet hosting in 2015.
In an announcement, CBS President and CEO George Cheeks lauded Corden for taking “enormous artistic and comedic swings,” together with the “Carpool Karaoke” movies through which Corden and pop stars together with Adele and Paul McCartney carried out sing-alongs on the street.
Corden’s contract was to run out this August, however the London-born actor and author prolonged the settlement for one more season. He’ll go away the 12:30 p.m. Japanese present in spring 2023.
“We want he might keep longer, however we’re very proud he made CBS his American house and that this partnership will prolong yet one more season on ‘The Late Late Present,’” Cheeks mentioned.
The community had no additional remark, together with on who may exchange Corden.
He was thought of an unlikely decide when he was named host of “The Late Late Present.” He’d starred within the British sitcom “Gavin & Stacey” and was a Tony Award winner in 2012 for his Broadway efficiency in “One Man, Two Guvnors,” however wasn’t broadly identified by U.S. viewers.
“Carpool Karoake” and different comedy segments together with “Crosswalk the Musical” proved in style on-line, constructing Corden and the present’s attain past its broadcast house.
He has foreshadowed his determination, together with in a December 2020 podcast episode of “Smartless.” Corden mentioned he had “an amazing feeling that my household has walked to the beat of my drum for a really very long time.”
Corden mentioned he did not have an finish date for the present in thoughts and that it might “all the time be a much bigger household determination than an expert one. It is going to be about individuals who we miss very very a lot who we’re homesick for.”
AP Author Alicia Rancilio in New York contributed to this report.