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'Late Late Show With James Corden' to film whole episode at YouTube Space LA

'Late Late Show With James Corden' to film whole episode at YouTube Space LA
James Corden steps on stage for the first episode of "The Late Late Show With James Corden," which premiered March 23 on CBS. The late-nightshowwill be the first to film an entire episode inside YouTube Space LA in Playa del Rey. (CBS)

"The Late Late Show With James Corden" will be the first late-night talk show to shoot an entire episode from YouTube Space LA, CBS executives said on Monday at the Television Critics Assn. media tour.

The episode, which will air Aug. 21, will feature Corden interviewing a slew of YouTube stars, including Jenna Marbles, Tyler Oakley, Kandee Johnson, the Slow Mo Guys and the creators of "Epic Rap Battles of History."

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The news comes as no surprise, given the fact that younger audiences now mostly consume content on their mobile devices or computers.

At TCA, CBS Entertainment Chief Nina Tassler emphasized the importance of viral videos, noting that they are now a vital part of the late-night agenda.

Corden, who made his late-night host debut in March, has become especially popular on the Internet. The show's YouTube channel has racked up more than 850,000 subscribers and nearly 200 million total views across all videos.

His guests for the upcoming episode also have large fan followings online. For example, Marbles, known for her comedic video blogs, has amassed more than 15 million subscribers. Oakley, who is releasing a book in October, has more than 7 million subscribers on his channel.

"The Late Late Show With James Corden" usually tapes in Los Angeles' Mid-City neighborhood. Ben Winston, the show's executive producer, said he is excited to film from YouTube's Playa del Ray space, which the video platform opened in 2012.

"YouTube has become a big part of the late-night television experience, and we are delighted to celebrate their 10-year anniversary this way," Winston said in a statement. "The show will be packed full of surprises, games and music -- all with a YouTube twist."

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