The Late Late Show will film an episode entirely at YouTube Space Los Angeles, CBS has announced.
The chat show, which is hosted by James Corden, has placed an increasing focus on its YouTube audience, with skits such as “James Corden and Tom Hanks Act Out Tom’s Filmography designed to go viral in a social media age. Indeed, the programme is in hot competition with all the other late night US talk shows to bag the biggest online audience through celebrity stunts and musical numbers. The Late Late Show has almost 200 million views across all of its short-form videos, picking up more than 850,000 subscribers.
Now, the show is embracing YouTube head-on with a new episode that will come directly from the video site’s production suite, which is available for free to popular YouTubers and contains equipment and sets to film projects. Corden will interview some of YouTube’s most famous vloggers on the site, including Jenna Marbles, Tyler Oakley, Kandee Johnson, The Slo Mo Guys and the people behind Epic Rap Battles of History.
The episode will air on Aug. 21, marking the first late-night talk show to film an entire episode inside YouTube’s L.A. space.
“We are so excited to film ‘The Late Late Show’ from YouTube Space LA, home to some of the most innovative and popular creators,” Ben Winston, executive producer of the show, said in a statement.
“YouTube has become a big part of the late-night television experience, and we are delighted to celebrate their 10-year anniversary this way. The show will be packed full of surprises, games and music — all with a YouTube twist.”
The programme, which will air on 21st August in the States, also marks the latest example of vloggers moving from online streaming to more traditional media, with YouTubers such as Zoella already releasing books to commercial success. Last month, there was even a trial edition of a vlogging celebrity magazine.