(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.