James Corden and CBS are in negotiations for Corden’s re-up as the host of The Late Late Show.
Corden’s first deal with the network expires at the end of the 2019-20 season and he is looking to ink a new multi-year deal with CBS. According to sources, both sides have been in negotiations for quite some time now. Variety reports that final terms were still being hammered out so there’s no certainty that the deal will close.
Corden first signed with the network back in 2014 taking over host duties from Craig Ferguson. Back then, Corden was an unknown personality from the UK so some would say that CBS took a big chance on him. But we can all agree now that that’s history — Corden is definitely delivering the goods with the show earning Emmy nominations for an outstanding talk-variety show for the past three years.
CBS would not comment, as negotiations are underway and a deal has yet to be reached.