James Corden will kick off his stint as the host of CBS’s “Late Late Show” accompanied by Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis, who’ve been booked for the inaugural episode of Corden’s run on Mar. 23, the network said Friday.
The first week of “The Late Late Show With James Corden” will also welcome guests Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart and Chris Pine, with soul singer Leon Bridges and indie rock band Modest Mouse among the first week’s musical performers.
Other upcoming guests on the revamped “Late Late Show” include soccer star David Beckham, “The Odd Couple” duo Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon, Rob Corddry, Courteney Cox, Simon Cowell, Claire Danes, Michael Douglas, Jeff Goldblum, Kevin Hart, Megan Mullally, Tig Notaro, Gordon Ramsay and Kerry Washington. Echosmith, George Ezra, Noel Gallagher, OK Go, Olly Murs, The Ting Tings and Jessie Ware have also been booked as musical guests.
British actor/comedian Corden, who inherits the “Late Late Show” hosting crown from Craig Ferguson, will make his debut Mar. 23 at 12:37 a.m.
Read below for his first week’s full lineup.
Monday, March 23 Actor Tom Hanks; actress Mila Kunis
Tuesday, March 24 Actor Chris Pine; musical performance by Modest Mouse
Wednesday, March 25 Actor Kevin Hart; actor Will Ferrell; musical performance by Leon Bridges
Thursday, March 26 Repeat/NCAA Men’s Basketball Coverage Pre-emption
Friday, March 27 Repeat/ NCAA Men’s Basketball Coverage Pre-emption