CBS Announces Reggie Watts Will Be ‘Late Late Show’s Band Leader Next Year

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The upcoming Late Late Show with James Corden just announced its band leader, and CBS couldn’t have made a better choice. In an announcement today, the network revealed that Reggie Watts has officially signed on to lead the Late Late Show band when it premieres in March. According to Variety, the debut episode of Late Late Show has now been pushed to March 23rd, which hopefully means we’ll get a list of more guest hosts soon.

In other Late Late Show hiring news, THR reports that Ben Winston will serve as showrunner, The Tonight Show’s Rob Crabbe will serve as executive producer, Tosh.0 co-creator Mike Gibbons will serve as co-executive producer and head writer, and Sheila Rogers (Late Show) and Josie Cliff (One Night with Robbie Williams) have joined the show as producers.

UPDATE: According to an update by Scott Aukerman, Watts will leave IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! halfway through next year: “Reggie is sticking around thru the first half of 2015, during which he have planned a very fitting goodbye for him.”