Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
CBS has tapped the 49-year-old Comedy Central host to take over the late-night franchise.

Stephen Colbert

(Entertainment Weekly) - It’s official: Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as CBS’ Late Show host.

The broadcast network has tapped the 49-year-old Comedy Central host to take over the late-night franchise.

CBS has made a five-year deal with Colbert, which was announced Thursday by CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves and CBS Entertainment
chairman Nina Tassler.

Letterman, the longest-serving late-night TV host, announced his retirement on April 3. Colbert’s premiere date will be announced after Letterman determines a timetable for his final broadcast in 2015.

Sources say Colbert informed his Colbert Report staff a couple hours ago and told his team they’re all going to work on his CBS show.


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