With the Academy Awards just days away, it made sense for CBS to announce Tom Hanks as the first guest on The Late Late Show with its new host.

Tom Hanks, Rita WilsonThe man knows a thing or two about Oscars, even though that particular topic will be a month old by the time the show hits the airwaves March 23. Corden is taking over the late-night strip after a series of guest hosts have filled in since Craig Ferguson ended his nine-year run in the chair.