CBS Says "No Blueprint" for James Corden's "Late Late Show"; Traditional Format Scrapped

News   CBS Says "No Blueprint" for James Corden's "Late Late Show"; Traditional Format Scrapped
James Corden, who starred in the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods, revealed details about "The Late Late Show" that he will host on CBS beginning this March. reports that Corden and executive producers Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe said the show will follow "no blueprint." It will stray away from a traditional format of an opening monologue followed by two guests plugging new movies and a music act to close.

Instead, Corden insisted that the show will be "warm," referencing how "unpleasant" the media can be.

At the TCA Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, he said, "Ever since Ben and Rob and I started talking about the show, we keep coming back to the word 'warmth.' I feel like in this current climate in this time, I want to make a warm show. Because so much of what you see and read and are polluted by is not pleasant right now, we feel if we can make a show that reaches out to people and reminds them are still wonderful things and it is still great, that we could do that."

Executive producer Winston added that Corden is a "performer who can do so many things. It's going to be a show that will be quite varied…"

The team remained tightlipped at the press tour and revealed no further details. Corden will take over "The Late Late Show" beginning March 23. For more on the show, visit

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