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James Corden Hosts a Primetime Special as Late Night Talk Returns to TV

ALSO: The Voice, 9-1-1, Better Call Saul, The Plot Against America, Manifest, and more.
  • James Corden returns to TV tonight with Homefest: James Corden's Late Late Show Special. (CBS)
    James Corden returns to TV tonight with Homefest: James Corden's Late Late Show Special. (CBS)

    Social distancing has changed the face of TV over the last three weeks, perhaps no where more acutely than on the network late night shows, which taped without audiences for a few days before going off the air entirely, leaving their hosts to post makeshift shows online from the confines of their own homes. Tonight sees Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel transitioning their home-shot shows from the web back to TV, while James Corden is hosting a glitzy primetime special... from his garage. Also tonight: The Voice and American Idol narrow the competition, a handful of new series make their debuts, plus new episodes of Better Call Saul, The Plot Against America and more. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Monday:

    PRIMETIME SPECIAL: Straight from its host's garage, it's Homefest: James Corden's Late Late Show Special, which aims to raise awareness, money, and viewers' spirits with performances from BTS, Billie Eilish, John Legend and Dua Lipa, and appearances by Will Ferrell, David Blaine and others. 10:00 PM ET on CBS

    NEW EPISODE: The Battle Rounds continue on The Voice, with the coaches working with their teams in preparation for the knockout rounds. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    NEW EPISODE: Maddie (Jennifer Love Hewitt) and Chimney's (Kenneth Choi) date is interrupted on a fresh episode of 9-1-1 that also includes mishaps involving a car thief and a bowling alley. Watch the preview. 8:00 PM ET on Fox

    NEW EPISODE: When one of his clients exposes him to trouble on Better Call Saul, Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) and Kim (Rhea Seehorn) work to build a legal firewall. Watch the preview. 9:00 PM ET on AMC

    NEW EPISODE: Rabbi Bengelsdorf's (John Turturro) influence grows as support for Lindbergh spreads on The Plot Against America. Meanwhile, Evelyn (Winona Ryder) tries to convince Phillip to attend a camp. Watch the preview. 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    SERIES PREMIERE: Retired DEA agent Alex Walker (Christian Kane) has relocated to a remote tropical island in Almost Paradise, where he hopes to collect disability checks and control his hypertension. Unfortunately, a steady stream of criminal island visitors is throwing a monkey wrench in those plans. Watch the preview. 10:00 PM ET on WGN

    NEW EPISODE: With Ally (Daisy Haggard) grieving, Breeders heads out to the country, where Paul (Martin Freeman) struggles to take on more childcare duties. 10:00 PM ET on FX

    SERIES PREMIERE: In the series premiere of Driven, the team from Gelpin Auto Sports works on a secret project Carroll Shelby embarked upon with Lee Iacocca. Watch the preview. 9:00 PM ET on Discovery

    NEW EPISODE: Zeke (Matt Long) struggles with his past on Manifest, while Saanvi (Parveen Kaur) does his best to protect his future. 10:00 PM ET on NBC

    NEW EPISODE: With time running out, Dispatches From Elsewhere splits the team up in an effort to find Clara (Cecilia Balago). 10:00 PM ET on AMC

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: James Corden, CBS, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Late Night