“The Late Late Show With James Corden” has tapped some heavy hitters to help shape the tone of the show.
CBS’s late-night offering, which British comedian-actor Corden will assume hosting duties for on March 23, has tapped veterans from “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Tosh.0,” “Late Show With David Letterman” and “One Night With Robbie Williams” for the show’s production team.
The show has also named “vocalist, beatboxer, musician, comedian and improviser” Reggie Watts as the show’s bandleader.
Rob Crabbe, who’s served as a supervising producer on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” has signed on as executive producer of “Late Late Show.” Crabbe’s credits also include various positions on NBC’s “Last Call With Carson Daly” and “Late Show With David Letterman.”
Mike Gibbons, best known as co-creator and executive producer of Comedy Central’s “Tosh.0,” will serve as co-executive producer and head writer for the new “Late Late Show.”
Longtime “Late Show With David Letterman” veteran Sheila Rogers, who is a supervising producer and talent executive on that show, is coming aboard “Late Late Show” as supervising producer.
Josie Cliff, who manages Robbie Williams and produced offerings such as “Robbie Williams: Live at the Albert” and “One Night With Robbie Williams,” will serve as a producer on “Late Late Show.”
The new additions join executive producer Ben Winston, a longtime friend of Corden’s who has served as an executive producer on the UK version of “The X Factor.”
Current “Late Late Show” host Craig Ferguson will make his last hosting appearance on the show Dec. 19. Rotating guest hosts including Judd Apatow, Will Arnett and Drew Carey will fill in between Ferguson’s departure and Corden’s debut.