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'Late Late Show' guest hosts to include Drew Carey, Judd Apatow, and John Mayer

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CBS has announced a motley lineup of comedians (and John Mayer) to guest host The Late Late Show in the interim period between Craig Ferguson’s departure and James Corden’s takeover.

Drew Carey will host the first and final weeks of these shows spanning between Jan. 5 and Jan. 9 and March 2 and March 6. Other people stepping in include Judd Apatow, Will Arnett, Wayne Brady, Jim Gaffigan, Billy Gardell, Sean Hayes, Thomas Lennon, Kunal Nayyar, and, yes, John Mayer. That John Mayer.

The announced guest hosts are pretty homogenous—read: all men—meaning for now the gender demographics of late night aren’t changing even on a temporary basis. A late night edition of The Talk, however, will air during The Late Late Show time period Jan. 12 through Jan. 16.

Ferguson leaves in December, and Corden will debut March 9, 2015.

Update: According to a source, CBS has plans to announce more hosts and are reaching out to women, adding that the network had already reached out to women who were unavailable.

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