James Corden's 5 Best TV Moments, Including That Time Harry Styles Kissed Him on the Face (VIDEO)

While James Corden is not entirely new to the United States, he’s not entering The Late Late Show with nearly the same level of familiarity to U.S. audiences as his predecessor, Craig Ferguson.

James Corden on His 'Perfect' First Guest Tom Hanks

As James Corden undergoes the final preparations before making his debut as the host of The Late Late Show on Monday night, he can at least be assured he’s made one “perfect” choice.

Next for Craig Ferguson: A Drama Series?

What Craig Ferguson would really like to do is … write and produce a drama series.

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Craig Ferguson Tells Why He Won't Cry on His Final Episode of Late Late Show

Craig Ferguson will host his final Late Late Show on Friday, wrapping up a stellar decade-long run.

Ahead of the big night, PEOPLE spoke to the 52-year-old Scot about why he was ready to walk away from the franchise and how he changed the late-night genre.

Pregnant Zoë Saldana Pampered by Craig Ferguson (VIDEO)

Craig Ferguson on Ending His Late Night Gig: I Didn't Want to Replace David Letterman

Hosting a late night talk show was never a career goal for Craig Ferguson.

As the comedian prepares to exit The Late Late Show in December, Ferguson, 52, tells PEOPLE he held the gig a lot longer than he expected – and never held out hope that he would replace David Letterman.

Craig Freguson: Saying Goodbye

By Lynette Rice

The great Scot, 52, talks about his new game show, Celebrity Name Game and why he didn’t want David Letterman’s gig

Will you get misty-eyed during your last shows?
No, I won t. I m a man who tells jokes and will continue to. I m very grateful to the people who watch the show, but we re not breaking up, just changing paths.

James Corden Officially Announced to Replace Craig Ferguson on Late Late Show

CBS will rely on another European to keep up the laughs in late night.

British actor-comedian James Corden, 36, will take over as the new host of The Late Late Show in 2015, replacing the Scotland-born Craig Ferguson, who announced in April that he’ll step down from the late-night show that he’s hosted for the past 10 years.

Ferguson’s final broadcast will be in December.

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