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Why CBS Pulls the Plug on James Corden’s ‘Late Late Show’

Why CBS Pulls the Plug on James Corden’s 'Late Late Show'

CBS Pulls the plug on James Corden’s “Late Late Show” due to financial losses. After a 28-year run, CBS has finally given the boot to “The Late Late Show” hosted by James Corden.

Insiders reveal that the show, which cost between $60 million and $65 million annually to produce, was a financial disaster, bringing in less than $45 million. An anonymous executive at CBS claims that Corden’s salary was a major factor with the star earning a huge undisclosed amount that was simply too costly for CBS.

Though Corden’s exit had been announced since April 2022, the network had not confirmed whether the show would go on without him. During Corden’s five-year tenure, the show won an Emmy award for outstanding interactive program in 2019 and featured popular segments like “Carpool Karaoke” and “Spill Your Guts.” Unfortunately, it was not enough to save the show’s profitability.

Despite averaging 971,000 viewers in the 2020-21 season, the show couldn’t match up to Seth Meyers’ “Late Night,” which averaged 1.01 million viewers in the same time slot.

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While the news of “The Late Late Show” ending may come as a surprise to some, it seems like CBS simply could not afford to keep Corden on board.

CBS Forced to Pull the Plug on ‘The Late Late Show With James Corden Due to Massive Financial Losses!

Here’s the final episode:

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