First 'Late Late Show' Guests include Rob Corddry, Tom Lennon

James Corden is pulling in some of the best of the best guests for his Late Late Show premiere, which happens to be this week. CBS announced late (late) last week a bunch of people are stopping by to chat with Corden about entertainment stuff including Chris Pine and Kevin Hart. The first episode is tonight and features the likes of America's Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis. Other guests for the show include Jeff Goldblum, Megan Mullally, Tig Notaro, Chef Gordon Ramsay (not that one) and more. The Late Late Show with James Corden comes on tonight (tomorrow?) at the wee hour of 12:37 am. Check out the line up of guests below.

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

Writing Staff and Details Emerge Ahead of James Corden's 'Late Late' Premiere

James Cordon takes over from the myriad of the Late Late Show's guest hosts on Monday, March 23. Mike Gibbons, Tosh.0 creator, is set to be the head writer and co-executive producer. Other staffers in the writing department include Sean O'Connor (Lucas Bros. Moving Co); Ian Karmel and James Davis (Chelsea Lately; Lauren Greenberg (Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings); Nedaa Sweiss; Ben Hoffman; David Dineen-Porter; and DJ Javerbaum (Daily Show@TheTweetOfGod).

More details have been revealed about the shows' format too.

Corden and executive producer Rob Crabbe have also said they will skip the monologue and get to the guests sooner. In an interview with Variety, Crabbe insisted that [daily news] "wont be his style:"

Yes, Corden will greet the audience and say something funny — but producers aren’t planning a lineup of 20 jokes in classic late night fashion.

Still, CBS is having a fit over how long the first act will be. Should the producers have the choice, they would have all of the guests come out as the show opens. Variety notes that it's the same move as BBC's Graham Norton ShowEven guesting has been a chore but luckily Corden has landed the likes of Kerry Washington, Kevin Hart, Will Ferrell and America's Tom Hanks.

The Late Late Show with James Corden officially begins in late late March*.

*(I'm sorry; I needed to write that insanely bad joke).


Craig Ferguson Welcomes James Corden to His New Job

James Corden stormed into The Late Late Show stage and demanded that Craig Ferguson show him around. "I'm in charge now, damnit!" He screamed with his sexy English accent. Ferguson shook his head. He looked at Corden and told him to hold on for a few more episodes. Corden calmed down and hugged Ferguson. Then the show started.

That's probably not how it happened but Craig Ferguson introduced new host James Corden to the Late Late Show crowd last night. CraigyFerg has two more episodes left. His final interview will be with Jay Leno. The two will probably talk about the talk shows they used to have. Ah, the good ol' days.

Craig Ferguson's Final Guest to be Jay Leno Who is Not the New Host

It's going to be a sad day (or night?) when The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson airs its last episode. Speaking of which, that should come on December 19th. It'll be the best Christmas gift ever because Ferguson's guest for that night will be none other than Jay Leno.

Other guests for the last three weeks of the show have been revealed as well and include some frequent guests: Tim Meadows (41 appearances), Thomas Lennon (30 appearances), Betty White (23 appearances) and Henry Winkler (22 appearances). James Corden is set to take the helm of host in March of next year while a rotating selection of hosts will hold down the fort until then.

Look at the list below:

Week of Dec. 1-5

Monday, Dec. 1: Actress Lisa Kudrow; actor Dominic Monaghan
Tuesday, Dec. 2: Actress Kristen Bell; actor Henry Winkler
Wednesday, Dec. 3: Actor Don Cheadle; actress Mary McCormack
Thursday, Dec. 4: Actor Steve Carell; actor Max Greenfield
Friday, Dec. 5: Host Drew Carey from the CBS daytime series The Price Is Right; TV host Cat Deeley

Week of Dec. 8-12

Monday, Dec. 8: Actress Carrie Fisher; comedian Dave Attell
Tuesday, Dec. 9: Actor Michael Sheen; reality TV personality Ariel Tweto
Wednesday, Dec. 10: Actress Mila Kunis
Thursday, Dec. 11: Actor Kunal Nayyar from the CBS comedy series The Big Bang Theory
Friday, Dec. 12: Actress Rashida Jones

Week of Dec. 15-19

Monday, Dec. 15: Actor Jon Hamm; comedian Tim Meadows
Tuesday, Dec. 16: Television and radio host Larry King; actress Angela Kinsey
Wednesday, Dec. 17: Actress Betty White; actor Thomas Lennon
Thursday, Dec. 18: Actor Jim Parsons from the CBS comedy series The Big Bang Theory
Friday, Dec. 19: Comedian Jay Leno