Thursday, April 10, 2014

CBS names Colbert as Letterman replacement

From usatoday, CBS moved quickly to replace David Letterman after the late night host announced his retirement last week. Confirming speculation, Stephen Colbert, ofComedy Central's Colbert Report, will take over theLate Show sometime next year.
Colbert, whose current contract expires at year end, signed a five-year deal to host the show, which will begin when Letterman decides to step down, probably sometime next summer.
"Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television," said CBS CEO Leslie Moonves. "David Letterman's legacy and accomplishments are an incredible source of pride for all of us here, and today's announcement speaks to our commitment of upholding what he established for CBS in late night."


Octopunk said...

Wow, that's nice for Colbert. I sometimes wonder if he gets tired of maintaining his constant "pretend right winger" attitude.

JPX said...

I winder if he will continue to play that "character" for Late Night. I have never liked Letterman (he always seems like a smug, angry asshole) and Paul is just creepy to look at these days (when did he go completely hairless?).

DCD said...

I like Dave, but haven't watched him in years. I hope Colbert doesn't do the Colbert Report schtick - I don't think that would work for the medium.
Personally, I love Jimmy Fallon.

AC said...

I want the real Colbert too, not the character. I love his current show but to fill the new role, I think real self will work best!