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James Corden to take over 'Late Late Show' March 9

This June 25, 2014 file photo shows James Corden at the New York premiere of
This June 25, 2014 file photo shows James Corden at the New York premiere of "Begin Again" in New York. CBS has set March 9 for the debut of James Corden as host of "The Late Late Show." Corden is replacing Craig Ferguson, who after a decade in the host chair exits Dec. 18. The show will continue to originate from Los Angeles.
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This June 25, 2014 file photo shows James Corden at the New York premiere of
In this file photo, moderator Craig Ferguson attends the CBS "The Big Bang Theory" panel at San Diego Convention Center on July 25, 2014 in San Diego, California. CBS has set March 9 for the debut of James Corden as host of "The Late Late Show." Corden is replacing Ferguson, who after a decade in the host chair exits Dec. 18. The show will continue to originate from Los Angeles.
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CBS has set March 9 for the debut of James Corden as host of "The Late Late Show."

Corden is replacing Craig Ferguson, who after a decade in the host chair exits on Dec. 18. The show will continue to originate from Los Angeles.

Corden, a 36-year-old British star, won a Tony Award in 2012 for his role in the play "One Man, Two Guvnors" and appeared in the recent film "Begin Again" with Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo. He hosts a sports-oriented game show in Britain, and also acts in and writes the BBC series "The Wrong Mans."

His arrival is part of CBS's late-night overhaul, which also next year will see David Letterman depart the "Late Show" (which airs an hour earlier), to be replaced by Stephen Colbert.