Up before dawn, asleep before the local news? You’ve probably still caught the huge viral videos from new Late Late Show host James Corden: acting with Tom Hanks, carpool karaoke with Mariah Carey and Jennifer Hudson, and posing in his underwear with David Beckham. Moonves was excited that The Late Late Show is not only drawing big audiences, but doing it in really creative ways.
And it’s about to get even better. After completing his TV victory lap, David Letterman will hand Late Show over to Stephen Colbert, who Tassler said will do the show in his own voice. Colbert got huge laughs when he appeared in New York, doing a sketch with Moonves (and a puppy) about finding himself.