James Corden Replacing Stephen Colbert As ‘Late Show’ Host?
According to In Touch, CBS executives aren’t happy with the performance of Colbert’s talk show, and are considering shaking up the late-night schedule. A so-called “source” tells the tabloid that the network is “concerned about Stephen’s ratings,” and also not a big fan of his show’s politically-driven format.
Corden, who hosts “The Late Late Show” directly following Colbert, actually has lower viewership than his lead-in, but a larger online presence thanks to viral segments like “Carpool Karaoke.” The magazine’s dubious insider claims that due to Corden’s “huge revenue streams online,” CBS may give him the earlier time slot.
“The next months will be vital,” adds the outlet’s questionable source. “Depending on how things unfold, James could be in Stephen’s seat by early next year.” However, Gossip Cop checked in with a reliable source close to the situation, who assures us that CBS has no intention of giving Colbert the boot. We’re told the tabloid’s claim otherwise is simply “not true.”
Colbert’s “Late Show” has been on the air for less than a year, and it takes time for most late-night talk shows to find their footing. Regardless, the host simply isn’t in any danger of losing his gig to Corden not anytime soon.