The Late Late Show on CBS is going to go through that awkward phase that some talk shows do when they’re in-between hosts. Current host Craig Ferguson is doing his final show on Friday, December 19th. The new host, James Corden doesn’t take over until Monday, March 9th, 2015. CBS is going to need someone to watch the store between Ferguson and Corden. Comedians Judd Apatow and Jim Gaffigan are just two of the people making the list to guest host.
Drew Carrey will both kick off and end the guest host parade. He’ll host the Late Late Show for a week starting Monday, January 5th. He’ll also host the last week before Corden comes to work, starting on Monday, March 2nd. Other entertainers who will be filling in include Will Arnett, Wayne Brady, Billy Gardell, Sean Hayes, Thomas Lennon, John Mayer and Kunal Nayyar (from the Big Bang Theory).
CBS President and CEO Les Moonves’ wife is getting a shot as well. The hosts of “The Talk” led by Julie Chen will also be doing “original after-dark editions” from their own set to fill in for the Late Late Show. Good luck following that, Corden.