‘The Late Late Show’ Begins to Say Farewell

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| LAST UPDATE 04/03/2023

By Malikah Mcintosh
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The Late Late Show with James Corden is preparing for its final curtain call. After nine seasons, the show will complete its hilarious and epic run. But don’t worry, James Corden promises to bid audiences farewell with a bang...

The show that made “Carpool Karaoke” a must-watch and brought the best of Broadway to perform on walking crosswalks in “Crosswalk the Musical” is taking its final bows. The news was announced at the The Late Late Show with James Corden panel at PaleyFest LA. Host James Corden, executive producer Ben Winston, executive producer Rob Crabbe and Reggie Watts, and the Late Late Show band were in attendance for the event. Moderated by none other than Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston, the panel members did not shy away from having some good old-fashioned fun. In fact, they even played their own version of Corden’s renowned game “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts.” The question given to Corden was to name which of the “Carpool Karaoke” singers was the worst. The British late-night host decided to eat a fisheye skewer instead of answering the question. Producer Winston joked, “It’s a terrible game! I don’t know why we do it!”

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Although the last show will air on Thursday, April 27, you won't want to miss the upcoming "Carpool Karaoke" episodes, the final "Crosswalk the Musical," and the return of the Kardashians for the "Take a Break" segment. Not only that, but fans can expect a The Last Last Late Late Show with James Corden Carpool Karaoke Special! The hour-long primetime special will air on the same day as the final episode and feature Top Gun star Tom Cruise. Cruise and Corden will go where no “Carpool Karaoke” has gone before – on stage with The Lion King cast at the Pantages Theater. A visibly emotional Corden said at the beginning of the event, “It’s everything I ever wanted this show to be.

@midnight with Stephen Colbert will reportedly replace the show on CBS. As for the Corden? He shared, “I’ve thought lots what I’d like to do… I haven’t felt this scared since I decided to take the show, to move here. I haven’t felt on such unstable ground, where I don’t know what I’m going to do. I have to embrace that feeling.” No matter what it is, we can't wait to see what the comedian takes on next!

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