EXCLUSIVE: Your First Look at the Brand New 'Late Late Show With James Corden' Set!
By Philiana Ng
A new host means a brand-new set!
ETonline has your exclusive first look at the slick new Late Late Show set-up for incoming host, British comedian James Corden, who kickstarts his U.S. late-night career on March 23. His first guests will be Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis.
The Late Late Show will be filmed in front of a live studio audience that seats 164 at CBS Television City in the heart of Los Angeles, setting up shop on the same lot previous host Craig Ferguson called home for a decade.
Some interesting facts about the new stage: There are about 400 actual trees, 50 featured buildings and more than 2,000 feet of LED lighting.
As you can see in the early sneak peek at the set, things look strikingly different -- from the Hollywood scenery in the background to the shelves decked with vinyl records, a gumball machine, a sand hourglass timer and several classic books.
While the majority of the late-night shows have the traditional set-up with a host desk, guest couches and a house band, over on the new Late Late Show, there's an added bonus: a decked-out bar off to the side!
And if you're thinking of scoring a seat at a future taping, this is what you'll be looking at. Pretty neat, isn't it?
"The harder I work, the better chance I have at this show being successful," Corden told ET at the Television Critics Association press tour in January. "There's nothing more creative I don't think I'll ever do in my career than try to make an hour of television every day."
For more intel on the new Late Late Show, ET is on the set this morning with Corden, bandleader Reggie Watts and executive producers Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe. Come back for more behind-the-scenes action with our own Brooke Anderson!
The Late Late Show airs weekdays at 12:35 a.m. ET/PT on CBS.
James Corden gave ET the inside scoop on what still needs to be done ahead of his late-night debut!