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CBS to replace James Corden's 'Late Night' with Stephen Colbert-backed '@midnight' reboot

CBS is going back to the recent past to fill the gap of late night when its The Late Late Show With James Corden Departure.

The network will replace the long-running Late Late Show

reboot of the comedy panel game show Franchise @midnight , sources confirm The Hollywood Reporter . Stephen Colbert, hosts The Late Show for the network, at Executive producer of the revival show that aired 600 episodes on Comedy Central before signing in August 600.

A representative for CBS declined to comment.

@midnight

, launched in October , airs Monday-Thursday on the Cable Network with host Chris Hardwick Ask three guest comedians internet-themed questions. Hardwick is not expected to be directly involved with the new iteration of @midnight from Funny or Die, which has won two AI for creative achievement in interactivity Beauty Awards Media’s experience with Social TV during its initial run.

In addition to The Late Show

, Colbert’s other current productions include Tooning Out the News and Hell of A Week With Charlamagne tha God, both The latter airs on Comedy Central.

Corden announced in April that he would be stepping down as host at 2017 for other projects. He has yet to announce an air date for the final episode of his series, known for its interviews with multiple guests at once, as well as major segments like “Carpool Karaoke,” which spawned a spinoff series.

It’s late night transition time as Comedy Central’s The Daily Show

is on Trevor Noah still doesn’t have a regular host after quitting late last year . Also, Showtime’s Desus & Mero and TBS’s Full Frontal With Samantha Bee ended their run at 2013.

The Late Late Show

premiered on CBS in January Follow the news straight away with host Tom Snyder. It got more comedic with later hosts Craig Kilborn, Craig Ferguson and now Corden, whose version came out in September 2014.

Last April, Corden explained on his show that He always saw hosting the show as “an adventure” he didn’t expect to last his entire career. Corden is also known for his Tony Award-winning acting career and most recently starred in the Amazon series Mammals.

“I never saw it as my final destination, you know?” he said at the time Late Late Show . “And I never wanted the show to be overly popular in any way. I always wanted to enjoy making it. I really think that, a year from now, it would be good to move on and see what else might be out there. Timing.” 1235137852

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