Could late night TV be seeing another major shuffle when it comes to the stars hosting the programs which dominate the later hours?
After major shuffles in late night TV in the last two years which saw legendary hosts retire, and a number of others shuffle from different shows and networks, another move may be in the works according to a recent rumor, with Stephen Colbert, who left his Comedy Central show The Colbert Report in 2014 to replace David Letterman as the host of The Late Show in 2015, reportedly being switched with James Corden, the host of The Late Late Show.
According to Page Six, the producers of The Late Show are scouting locations in LA, and are planning to replace Colbert with Corden, who has had greater success with his show, mainly through viral videos of his Carpool Karaoke segments.
"There's talk they will move 'The Late Show' to LA-and replace Colbert with James Corden," a source told the site.
Rumors first began buzzing over the summer that CBS was going to flip its two stars around after Colbert has less ratings than Corden.
"They have been talking about this for a long time, but there's no chance it could happen before next fall. The talk is that CBS would poffer Colbert the chance to do an edgier show at 12:30 a.m., which he is actually more suited to," sources said at the time.
However, Corden and CBS both denied that would be the case, with Corden saying at the time that it was "never gonna happen."
Sources have also indicated again that it won't be the case, and Colbert's job is secure-and the show is simply exploring a week of remote shows in L.A. with Colbert.
"They are just exploring going to LA for a week with Colbert," a source said.