Amid the departure of James Corden from The Late Late Show this spring, CBS has announced that it plans to abandon the late-night talk show. Plans are to replace the CBS favourite with a game show, ending The Late Late Show franchise that has reigned the slot for almost three decades.
CBS revealed last year that it planned to scrap the chat show format and replace it with a game show.
Deadline revealed on Tuesday that CBS is rebooting the Comedy Central game show @midnight.
@midnight is an American late-night internet-themed panel show that used to be hosted by Chris Hardwick.
The series aired on Monday through to Thursday in the years 2013 to 2017 for 600 episodes on Comedy Central.
And it has now been chosen for the 12:30 am time slot currently occupied by The Late Late Show.
As reported by Deadline, it’s been revealed that Stephen Colbert will executively produce the new incarnation of @midnight, which comes from comedy brand Funny or Die, who is the company behind the original series on Comedy Central.
Colbert is also the executive producer of a string of Comedy Central series like Tooing Out the News and Hell of a Week with Charlamagne Tha God.
Meaning the @midnight reboot would give The Late Show host and executive producer, Colbert, another hour of late-night TV on CBS.
Deadline has also revealed the original @midnight host, Chris Hardwick, is not expected to have any direct involvement in the reboot.
A number of potential shows were considered until the field was whittled down leading to the appointment of the @midnight show. (Express)