Here is everything worth knowing about “@Midnight”— the show fans will be left with after the final episode of “The Late Late Show” with its replacement on the way. After extending his contract with CBS for one more year, the London-born presenter announced his retirement from the show.
James Corden has interviewed high-profile guests, made friends with them, and, most importantly, entertained his audience for eight years on “The Late Late Show.” Though he termed it a difficult decision to be leaving his CBS family, the talk show host would rather do what is necessary to buy him more time with his family.
His departure is slated for 2023 summer, but while fans were anxious to see who would be the host’s replacement, the network prepared a shock. No new host will join the show. Instead, there will be “The Late Late Show” replacement show. This does not mean an overhaul of the talk show but an introduction of a new one.
So what exactly is there to know about “@Midnight,” the show that will be on air once Corden signs off?
if @midnight returns and @aishatyler @steveagee & @thebrianposehn aren’t on the first episode, I’ll boycott the show! (unless I like the other comedians they book or they ask me to be on it, then I’ll change my mind!) 🤓 pic.twitter.com/MSi8laQxrH
— Morgan Murphy (@morgan_murphy) February 8, 2023
The Late Late Show Replacement— All About “@Midnight”
One of the peculiar details about “@Midnight” is that it is a new but old show. It is new to the network but is a revival of an old show, and this time, it will be produced by talk show host, Stephen Colbert.
TV lovers would recall that the first time the show premiered on screen was on Comedy Central. It ran between 2013 to 2017, producing 600 episodes.
Another must-know about “@Midnight” glory days was that its host was Chris Hardwick, and it often featured three celebrities competing in rounds of trivia.
The most seen guests on the show were comedians on Comedy Central, including Thomas Lennon, Paul F. Tompkins, Doug Benson, and Kinni Glaser.
Funny enough, the questions asked often rated hilarious responses from the comedians over the correct answers.
It is unclear what the order of the new show will be. Neither is it certain that the original format will be adopted for the revival.
Chadwick, the former host, is not on the hosting list as he works with NBC on “The Wall.” However, Colbert’s involvement has been confirmed.
“The Late Show” host will be working alongside “Funny or Die” which produced the original show. This will give him one more hour on air.