James Corden and Stephen Colbert will return to hosting their late night talk shows in the studio... after filming at home amid the pa
James Corden and Stephen Colbert will return to hosting their late night talk shows in the studio… after filming at home amid the pandemic
James Corden and Stephen Colbert will regain a sense of normalcy when they begin filming in a studio again.
Corden, 41, and Colbert, 56, are set to return to sound stages next week, though the hosts will be filming without an audience present, according to Deadline.
Their move back to the studio follows Jimmy Fallon’s return to the Tonight Show set two weeks ago.
Back at it: James Corden, 41, and Stephen Colbert, 56, will return to filming their CBS late night shows on sound stages next week, according to Deadline
Taking precautions: Colbert, who hosts The Late Show, and Corden, who hosts The Late, Late Show, will both film without live audiences due to the coronavirus pandemic
ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish revealed the end of their at-home filming on Thursday morning during the company’s earnings call.
‘Colbert and Corden will be returning to their buildings next week, albeit with no audience,’ he said.
All of the late night hosts began filming from home in March as the coronavirus began to spread throughout the United States.
Colbert hosts CBS’ flagship late night series The Late show, while Corden is on just after him with The Late, Late Show.
On July 24, the former Daily Show correspondent said he wouldn’t ‘be in the Ed Sullivan Theater, but I also won’t be sleeping where I work,’ just before he went on a two-week vacation.
From the top: ‘Colbert and Corden will be returning to their buildings next week, albeit with no audience,’ ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish revealed on an earnings call Thursday
Back to work: Jimmy Fallon became the first host to return to his studio two weeks ago, while Conan O’Brien (pictured) has been filming at LA’s intimate Largo at the Coronet
In addition to Fallon, Conan O’Brien has moved his late-night show out of his home, though he has been filming at the intimate Los Angeles theater Largo at the Coronet, before he eventually moves back onto his sound stage.
Colbert, who normally filmed in New York, has been shooting his show from his New Jersey home with the help of his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert.
Meanwhile, Corden has been making a more straight-laced attempt at hosting from home in LA with his usual suit and tie.
Prim and proper: Corden has been appearing form his LA home in his usual suit and tie, while Colbert has been more casual from his New Jersey home
He’s out: Corden was reportedly eyed as a potential replacement for Ellen DeGeneres after she was accused of creating a toxic work environment, but sources with her production company denied that he was in the running; pictured in January
The Cats star was recently the subject of speculation after it was suggested he might get his own daytime talk show to replace Ellen DeGeneres, who has come under fire for fostering an alleged culture of workplace misconduct.
DailyMail.com reported exclusively that Corden would not take over her time slot.
‘James Corden is definitely not under consideration as he has a long term deal with CBS and if he was interested in a daytime show, CBS would develop one for him. Regardless, he’s busy enough in late night so it’s not going to happen,’ said an insider with Telepictures, the company that produces The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
The Into The Woods star has been beset by his own rumors of workplace rudeness in the past.