After the exit of James Corden from The late late show later this year, it looks like a well-known title will return to the nightly space. On Tuesday, reports indicated that once Corden leaves the show this spring, The late late show as an overall franchise will end, after being hosted by Corden, Craig Ferguson, Craig Kilborn and Tom Snyder for nearly three decades. According to the reports, the time slot can be filled by a reboot of @midnight, the nightly game show that aired on Comedy Central from 2013 to 2017. Stephen Colbert, who currently stars leading up to Corden’s show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbertwould executive produce the new revival.
Comedian Chris Hardwick, who presented the original version of @midnight, is reportedly not involved in this new revival. Hardwick was charged with sexual and emotional abuse in 2018 @midnight‘s original run, but was later reinstated in his role as host of the series To talk aftershows on AMC.
What’s @midnight about?
In @midnightthree guests compete against each other in a series of internet-themed improv games including “Rapid Refresh,” “Hashtag Wars,” “eBay Price is Right,” and “Live Challenges.” Danger-like final round called “FTW (For The Win).” The series won multiple Creative Arts Emmy Awards throughout its run and featured a number of notable comedians, actors, and internet personalities.
Why is James Corden leaving The late late show?
Corden explained his departure in a segment of his show last April, teasing that the now-current final season would see them going out “with a bang.”
“There’s no way I want this show to stay welcome any longer,” Corden said. “I always want to enjoy making it. And I really think a year from now would be a good time to move on and see what else is out there.”
“We’re not leaving today. We’ve got one more year to go and we’re all determined to make this the best year we’ve ever had making this show,” Corden continued. “We’re going out with a bang, there’s going to be carpools and crosswalks and skits and other surprises. And there’s going to be tears, there’s going to be so many tears… This has been the hardest decision I’ve made.” I never took this job for granted, never, not once. The fact that you watch us at home or online, wherever you are around the world. The fact that we get to try and entertain you and spend time with you is an absolute privilege for me and everyone who makes this show. On the next 12 months. It’s gonna be great, I promise you. “
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