Colbert to Replace Letterman as Late Show Host


From the New York Times:

Stephen Colbert, the comedian and host of Comedy Central’s Colbert Report, will succeed David Letterman as host of Late Show, CBS’s flagship late-night franchise, when Mr. Letterman retires next year, the network announced on Thursday.

Mr. Colbert will sign on for a five-year term as the new Late Show host, according to the announcement from Leslie Moonves, president and chief operating officer of CBS, and Nina Tassler, chairwoman of CBS’s entertainment division.

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  • Bill

    Everybody wins…brilliant choice! Moonves sure knows what he’s doing. Colbert (unlike Fallon) is certainly not a one dimensional host. He’s quirky, can get away with pranks and can actually conduct a great interview, qualities Letterman first brought to the table. Totally opposite of Fallon. Like Leno & Letterman, they’ll both succeed for different reasons. Jimmy K is really hitting his stride too and thankfully brings a much needed LA, Hollywood Blvd. perspective, giving his show an entirely different vibe.

  • JPhil

    I am really going to miss The Colbert Report. That show provides a public service… exposing tremendous hypocrisy in the news and inspiring “the Colbert Nation” to get involved in many important topics. I hope he can keep the same edge at his new gig. I will be tuning in for sure.

  • fishlips19106

    Letterman retired freom real comedy about 10 years ago