Stephen Colbert will executive produce a reboot of “@midnight” to replace “The Late Late Show with James Corden” on CBS.

Colbert to replace Late Late Show with @midnight

After broadcasting 600 episodes on Comedy Central, the humorous game program originally ceased production in August 2017.

To fill the upcoming late-night void left by The Late Late Show With James Corden’s departure, CBS is looking to the recent past.

According to sources who spoke with The Hollywood Reporter, the network plans to replace the venerable Late Late Show franchise with a new season of the comedic panel game show @midnight. The Late Show host Stephen Colbert is on board as executive producer of the revived series, which ran for 600 episodes on Comedy Central before it was canceled in August 2017.

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The CBS spokesperson declined to comment.

The basic-cable network’s @midnight program, which debuted in October 2013, aired Mondays through Thursdays and featured three comedian guests being questioned by host Chris Hardwick about the internet. @midnight, a Funny or Die production that won two Emmys for creative achievement in interactive media social TV experience during its initial run, is not anticipated to involve Hardwick directly in the new season.

In addition to The Late Show, Colbert has also produced Tooning Out the News and Hell of a Week With Charlamagne tha God, both of which are currently airing on Comedy Central.

In April, Corden revealed he would give up hosting the program in 2023 to work on other endeavors. His series, known for interviewing several guests at once and for such enduring segments as “Carpool Karaoke,” which spawned a spinoff series, has yet to receive an airdate announcement for its final episode.

The Daily Show on Comedy Central is still without a permanent host since Trevor Noah left the show late last year, so this has been a transitional period for late night. Additionally, the seasons of Full Frontal With Samantha Bee on TBS and Desus & Mero on Showtime ended in 2022.

In January 1995, Tom Snyder, the show’s host, debuted The Late Late Show on CBS with a strictly news-focused format. With subsequent hosts Craig Kilborn, Craig Ferguson, and Corden, whose version debuted in September 2014, it turned funnier.

On his show in April of last year, Corden said he had always thought of hosting the show as “an adventure” that wouldn’t last his entire career. Additionally well-known for his Tony Award-winning acting career, Corden currently stars in the Amazon series Mammals.

He once stated on The Late Late Show, “I never envisioned it as my end destination, you know? “And in no way in a million years do I want this show to overstay its welcome. I always want to enjoy creating it. And I firmly believe that will be a good moment to move on and see what else might be available in a year.

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