On Monday, the network released a statement confirming Corden’s new gig, which is slated to begin in 2015. (Ferguson is set to tape his last 12:35 a.m. episode in December).
“James Corden is a rare entertainment force who combines irresistible charm, warmth and originality with a diverse range of creative instincts and performance talent,” according to CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler. “He is the ultimate multi-hyphenate — a writer, creator and performer who is loved and respected in every medium he touches, including theater, comedy, music, film and television.” [via Entertainment Weekly]
Added Corden: “I can’t describe how thrilled and honored I am to be taking over from the brilliant Craig Ferguson. To be asked to host such a prestigious show on American’s #1 network is hugely exciting. I can’t wait to get started, and will do my very best to make a show America will enjoy.”
The 36-year-old actor can next be seen in Disney’s Into The Woods.