Last April, It was reported James Corden’s time as a host of Evening show had to be completed. And now, it has been announced that the finishing touches will be made almost a year later. CBS will send Corden off in a special that will air on April 27.
Corden’s farewell special will be a big event to celebrate the host’s time on the network. The special show will feature sketches, musical numbers and special guests. One of the already announced segments will see Corden join Tom Cruise during an “epic musical performance The Lion King at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. More details about the special are expected to be announced by CBS in the coming weeks, as well as who will be guests in Corden’s final months.
Corden hosted Evening show Since 2015, he has accepted the role Craig Ferguson. Corden’s time on the show is largely remembered for the various now-famous segments and games he forced his guests to participate in. As a result, the show’s YouTube channel has garnered more than 9 billion views. Such fan favorites include “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts,” “Pedestrians in Music” and “Carpool Karaoke,” the latter of which even has its own spin-off series on AppleTV+.
When it was first announced that he would be leaving the show, Corden offered some insight into his decision in a statement, saying:
“It was a very difficult decision to leave because I’m very proud of the show. I am happy to be extended (for one year). I always thought I would do it for five years and then leave, and then I stayed. I thought about it for a long time and wondered if there would be another adventure.”
Corden’s departure marks and ends an era for CBS as it too sees an end Evening show On the network since 1995. Earlier this month, it was announced that the late-night talk show would be rebooted instead. @midnight. @midnight Comedy Central has a game show that sees comedians and other celebrities compete in games that test their improv.
Stay tuned to Collider as more details about Corden’s farewell special are released. In the meantime, check out the Carpool Karaoke segment below: