Nick Bernstein is back on the late-night beat.
Bernstein, formerly vice president, late night and primetime series for NBC Entertainment, has been tapped for CBS’s newly created position of vice president, late night programming.
In the role, Bernstein, who’ll report to CBS Television Studios president David Stapf, will work with incoming “The Late Late Show” host James Corden and the show’s executive producer Ben Winston, developing and overseeing the new franchise.
Corden assumes the “Late Late Show” hosting duties March 9.
“Nick is an outstanding addition as we get ready to launch two CBS-produced series in late night in 2015,” said Stapf and CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler in a joint statement. “We’re excited to draw upon his considerable experience and talents in late night as we gear up for the March 9 launch of James’ new show.”
As vice president, late night and primetime series at NBC Entertainment, a position he held from August 2006 to October 2011, Bernstein was one of two programming executives to oversee the network’s late-night lineup, including “The Tonight Show” with both Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and “Last Call with Carson Daly.” He also oversaw NBC’s late night specials, including “New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly,” “50 Years of NBC Late Night” and the documentaries “Live From New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live” and “Saturday Night Live in the 2000s.”
Most recently, Bernstein was the executive producer, showrunner and co-creator of TBS’s “The Pete Holmes Show.”