Unlike the half time show, Stephen Colbert and James Corden won’t have to pay for their airtime.
Everyone knows that the commercials for The Super Bowl, the most regularly watched TV event in human history. Similarly, the slot that follows the awarding of the Vince Lombardi is also highly coveted as its guaranteed high ratings.
Often networks use that slot to introduce new shows, but CBS, in their tenure of having the Super Bowl on their network, will opt to go with special episodes of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show with James Corden on Feb. 7th.
This will be the first time that late night has brought up the rear for The Super Bowl on a major network, so don’t be surprised if Colbert and Corden pull out all the stops for it.
As you saw this morning, Colbert just went all out for the Happy Birthday song and Corden has done entire episodes from strangers houses. So, just imagine what they’ll do with this episode.