If you're not one of the upcoming guest hosts on CBS' Late Late Show, it's only because you haven't been asked yet. On Tuesday, the network released a long list of showbiz folk who'll be taking their turns behind the desk vacated by Craig Kilborn over the next month and a half. Drew Carey launched the parade of possible Kilborn replacements on Monday and Tuesday, to be followed by former The Hughleys star D.L. Hughley for the rest of this week. Next Monday sees Ed actor and former The State sketch player Michael Ian Black as guest host for two days, followed by former Saturday Night Live star Ana Gasteyer. Upcoming hosts include Tom Arnold, old-school comic Tom Dreesen, David Alan Grier, sportscasters Ahmad Rashad and Jim Rome, and former Talk Soup host and Friends regular Aisha Tyler. (Previously announced but curiously absent from Tuesday's list is Strangers With Candy star Amy Sedaris.)
It's not clear whether any or all of these folks would want to follow David Letterman as permanent host of the Letterman-produced Late Late Show. Carey has an upcoming improv comedy show later this season along the lines of his Whose Line Is It Anyway, and Tyler has a sitcom development deal with CBS. Said producer Rob Burnett in a statement: ''We’re thrilled to have such gifted comics leading off our first two weeks of guest hosts for the fall, and we’re flattered that there has been such enormous interest from talented people wanting to follow Dave.''