Cheaky Monkeys: Final guests revealed for ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’

Posted at 1:21 PM, Nov 06, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-06 13:24:46-05

CBS has announced the final slew of guests for “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” as the show nears the end of its run with the Scottish-born actor, writer, director and producer as host.

Ferguson’s final guests include popular friends of the show, such as Tim Meadows, who holds the record for most appearances (41), Thomas Lennon (30), Betty White (23) and Henry Winkler (22).

Also, several of his final guests joined Ferguson when he took “The Late Late Show ” on the road, including new mom Mila Kunis, Rashida Jones and Ariel Tweto, who joined Ferguson for “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in Scotland” (May 14-18, 2012); Kristen Bell who joined Ferguson in Paris for “Le Late Late Show avec Craig Ferguson” (Aug. 1-5, 2011); and Steve Carell, who joined Ferguson in New Orleans for “The Craig Ferguson Super Bowl Special” (Feb. 3, 2013).

Rounding out the list of guests who will visit are Don Cheadle, Carrie Fisher, Jon Hamm, Lisa Kudrow, Jay Leno, Jim Parsons and Michael Sheen, among others.


Following is the schedule of upcoming guests through Dec. 19:

Guests Dec. 1-5

  • Monday, Dec. 1 Actress Lisa Kudrow; actor Dominic Monaghan
  • Tuesday, Dec. 2 Actress Kristen Bell; actor Henry Winkler
  • Wednesday, Dec. 3 Actor Don Cheadle; actress Mary McCormack
  • Thursday, Dec. 4 Actor Steve Carell; actor Max Greenfield
  • Friday, Dec. 5 Host Drew Carey from the CBS daytime series “The Price is Right”; TV host Cat Deeley

Guests Dec. 8-12

  • Monday, Dec. 8 Actress Carrie Fisher; comedian Dave Attell
  • Tuesday, Dec. 9 Actor Michael Sheen; reality TV personality Ariel Tweto
  • Wednesday, Dec. 10 Actress Mila Kunis
  • Thursday, Dec. 11 Actor Kunal Nayyar from the CBS comedy series “The Big Bang Theory”
  • Friday, Dec. 12 Actress Rashida Jones

Guests Dec. 15-19

    • Monday, Dec. 15 Actor Jon Hamm; comedian Tim Meadows
    • Tuesday, Dec. 16 Television and radio host Larry King; actress Angela Kinsey
    • Wednesday, Dec. 17 Actress Betty White; actor Thomas Lennon
    • Thursday, Dec. 18 Actor Jim Parsons from the CBS comedy series “The Big Bang Theory”
    • Friday, Dec. 19 Comedian Jay Leno

CBS named Brit personality James Corden Corden as a the show’s next host in September.

Corden’s expected to take over “The Late Late Show” in 2015, although it’s unclear whether the show will stay in Los Angeles, as CNNMoney reports.

CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler called Corden a “rare entertainment force who combines irresistible charm, warmth and originality with a diverse range of creative instincts and performance talent. He is the ultimate multi-hyphenate — a writer, creator and performer who is loved and respected in every medium he touches, including theater, comedy, music, film and television.”

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