TVNZ's channel for boys has nabbed the hottest talk show around.

The Late Late Show with James Corden, known for its viral video series Carpool Karaoke, will the first show to screen on the network's new channel Duke.

The show will kick off the channel's launch on Sunday, March 20 at 6pm.

Corden's talk show has become a very big deal thanks to the regular segment Carpool Karaoke, which features the host on a road trip with music stars.

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Those to feature include Rod Stewart, Adele, A$AP Rocky, Chris Martin and Justin Bieber.

Duke has courted controversy for its male-skewed line-up of shows, which include
American Fringe, Scam City, The Indestructibles, Gotham, Agent X, Jekyll & Hyde, Beowulf, Family Guy, Two and a Half Men, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Last Ship and Angie Tribeca.

It will also air plenty of sport, with confirmed coverage of the AFL, NFL, World Rally Championship, wrestling and football.

Movies include Killer Elite, The Last Stand, The Town, Next Three Days, Mud, Grudge Match, End Of Watch, 30 Minutes Or Less, Red Dawn and Dredd.

Duke can be streamed from www.watchduke.co.nz, or on Freeview 13 and Sky 23, from March 20.

- nzherald.co.nz