AceShowbiz - CBS has found a replacement for "The Late Late Show with James Corden". According to Deadline, a reboot of "@midnight" is set to take over the 12:37 A.M. time slot, which is currently occupied by James Corden's show.
The revived game show, which aired 600 episodes on Comedy Central before signing off in August 2017, will be executive produced by Stephen Colbert. It was previously hosted by Chris Hardwick, but it's unveiled that he is not expected to return on the reboot.
James announced his exit from "The Late Late Show" in April 2022, citing that he wants to spend more time with his children. The TV star has Max, 11, Carey, eight, and Charlotte, five, with his wife Julia Carey, and the comic actor admitted that his kids were one of the big factors behind his decision to return to the U.K.
"We had to cancel last year's summer holiday [because of work clashes] and when I told Max, he looked so sad, and I had this sudden revelation of the maths, we've only got six more summers with the kids, before they start wanting to go off with their mates, six if we're lucky," he explained. "I knew I just couldn't do that again. So that's why I quit."
James also elaborated on the decision during a monologue on "The Late Late Show". He shared, "When I started this journey, it was always going to be just that. It was going to be a journey, an adventure. I never saw it as my final destination."
"I never want this show to overstay its welcome in any way. I always want to love making it," he further noted. "And I really think in a year from now, that will be a good time to move on and see what else might be out there."