James Corden’s ‘Late Late Show’ Set for April 27 CBS Sign-Off

James Corden aims to leave the late-night stage in a big way.

CBS plans to broadcast the last hour of its “The Late Late Show,” which Corden has hosted since March of 2015, on Thursday, April 27, and will add a primetime special that night to help mark the occasion.

Tom Cruise will reunite with Corden for one big sketch to air during the primetime special. Cruise has previously joined Corden on “The Late Late Show” for segments include daredevil stunts such as piloting fighter jets and skydiving. In this new meeting, Corden will have Cruise take part in an epic musical performance during “The Lion King” at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood.

CBS said additional details for the special will be announced in coming weeks along with guest stars who will join Corden during his last two months on the program. Corden is the fourth — and last — person to lead “The Late Late Show,” which has its genesis as a second late-night hour at CBS that was originally conceived as something to follow David Letterman and “The Late Show.” Letterman’s Worldwide Pants production company had oversight over the hour, which has been staffed in previous eras by Tom Snyder, Craig Kilborn and Craig Ferguson.

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James Corden’s ‘Late Late Show’ Set for April 27 CBS Sign-Off

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