– Helmed by multi-faceted performer, host, writer, and producer James Corden, THE LATE LATE SHOW to air weeknights –
– THE LATE LATE SHOW joins CTV Two's late-night roster, alongside hit favourite THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON –
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TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2015 /CNW/ - CTV announced today it has acquired the new late-night series THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN for CTV Two's late-night schedule from CBS Studios International. James Corden (Into the Woods, GAVIN AND STACEY) is set to take the late-night stage by storm with his signature British charm and comic sensibility. Bolstering CTV Two's late-night lineup beginning Monday, March 23, THE LATE LATE SHOW will air weeknights at 12:37 a.m. ET/PT on CTV Two and CTV GO, following THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON. THE LATE LATE SHOW will also air the following day at 7 p.m. ET/PT and 2 a.m. ET/PT on M3, beginning Tuesday, March 24, and will be available on demand following each new CTV Two broadcast on CTV.ca and the CTV GO app.
Taped in Los Angeles, the hour-long THE LATE LATE SHOW joins the ranks of Canada's top late-night franchises on CTV Networks, including THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON on CTV TWO, and THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART, LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, and CONAN on CTV. The innovative musician and comedian, Reggie Watts, has been named bandleader.
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"James Corden is a versatile entertainer with endless comedic talents," said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV. "His unique British humour, creative instincts, and quick-wit is sure to make late-night even funnier, as viewers catch this star on the rise."
Originally from England, James Corden attracted international attention as the lead in the hit comedic play, One Man, Two Guvnors on Broadway, earning him the 2012 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play. Corden earned the BAFTA Television Award for Best Male Comedy Performance for his portrayal of "Smithy" in the critically acclaimed BBC comedy series GAVIN AND STACEY, which he co-created and co-wrote. Corden hosted the Brit Awards, the biggest event in the British music industry, from 2010 to 2014. Most recently, Corden appeared in the Golden Globe®-nominated film Into The Woods and Begin Again this past year. He also had a recurring role in the popular science fiction series DOCTOR WHO as Craig Owens, the Doctor's roommate.
Corden succeeds Craig Ferguson, the critically acclaimed host of THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON, who stepped down this past December after ten years. Ben Winston (One Direction: This Is Us) has been named executive producer, alongside Rob Crabbe (THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON) who will also serve as writer.
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