CBS Adds Late-Night Exec

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Nick Bernstein

Nick Bernstein will work with James Corden on the new 'Late Late Show'

2015 is set to be a big one for CBS late night. Not only does the network get new hosts in Stephen Colbert (Late Show) and James Corden (Late Late Show), but both will now be fully produced by CBS Television Studios.

In an effort to beef up the executive ranks in late night, the network announced Monday that it has tapped NBC vet Nick Bernstein for the newly created position of late-night programming vp, West Coast. He'll work on with Corden and showrunner Ben Winston on the new iteration of The Late Late Show and be based out of CBS Television City, where the show will tape.

“Nick is an outstanding addition as we get ready to launch two CBS-produced series in late night in 2015,” said CBS Television Studios president David Stapf and CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler in a joint statement. “We’re excited to draw upon his considerable experience and talents in late night as we gear up for the March 9 launch of James’ new show.”

Bernstein will report to both Stapf and Tassler. He comes to CBS having most recently served as executive producer, showrunner and co-creator of TBS' The Pete Holmes Show. Prior to that, his 10-plus years at NBC Entertainment included work with Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno, Carson Daly — and on Saturday Night Live.

Corden's Late Late Show debuts March 9, with Colbert joining the lineup later in 2015 when David Letterman wraps his tenure.

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