The Late Late Show will feature rotating guest hosts for the months between longtime star Craig Ferguson's Dec. 19 departure and the start of James Corden's stint as new permanent emcee March 9, CBS announced.
Actor, TV personality, comedian and producer Drew Carey will bookend the block of special editions when he guest hosts the first week Jan. 5-9, and the final week March 2-6. Ferguson was a cast member of the sitcom The Drew Carey Show from 1996 to 2003.
Other guest hosts for The Late Late Show will include Judd Apatow, Will Arnett, Wayne Brady, Jim Gaffigan, Billy Gardell, Sean Hayes, Thomas Lennon, John Mayer and Kunal Nayyar.
The stars of the network's daytime series The Talk -- Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood -- also will broadcast original evening editions from their own set for The Late Late Show time period from Jan. 12-16.
Guests and further scheduling details will be announced shortly, CBS said.