James Corden is getting quite the opening act — 15 of ’em, to be exact — before he takes over as host of The Late Late Show on Monday, March 9, 2015.
CBS on Wednesday announced a roster of guest hosts that will fill the gap between Craig Ferguson’s exit — slated for Dec. 19 — and Corden’s debut.
The Price Is Right emcee Drew Carey will bookend the substitute roster by hosting Jan. 5-9 and March 2-6 (12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT).
And while the network isn’t planning any solo female guest-hosts to bridge the Ferguson-Cordon gap, it will air a special late-night edition of The Talk — broadcast from its daytime set, with the five-member panel of Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood — for the week of Jan. 12-16.
The remainder of the Late Late Show guest-host lineup will include director Judd Apatow, singer John Mayer, and comic actors including Will Arnett, Wayne Brady, Jim Gaffigan, Billy Gardell, Sean Hayes, Thomas Lennon and Kunal Nayyar. CBS will announce the exact dates for those guest hosts in the near future.