Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman as host of 'The Late Show'
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
4/10/2014 (3 years ago)
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Longtime "Late Show" TV host David Letterman had announced that he would retire sometime in 2015. CBS wasted little time in announcing his replacement: Comedian Stephen Colbert has signed a five-year contract to host the late night variety show.
"Simply being a guest on David Letterman's show has been a highlight of my career," Stephen Colbert said. "Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth."
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The 49-year-old Colbert has hosted Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" since 2005. The question is asked: Will Colbert remain in his Comedy Central character?
Evidently not, as Colbert told Bill Carter of The New York Times, "I won't be doing the new show in character, so we'll all get to find out how much of him was me. I'm looking forward to it."
"Specific creative elements" would be determined and announced at a later date, according to CBS. Colbert had long been named as a possible successor to Letterman for years. The swiftness of Letterman's retirement announcement came as a surprise.
CBS said, "Colbert's premiere date as host of 'The Late Show' will be announced after Mr. Letterman determines a timetable for his final broadcasts in 2015."
Letterman approved the decision by saying that Colbert had "always been a real friend to me.
"I'm very excited for him, and I'm flattered that CBS chose him," Letterman said. "I also happen to know they wanted another guy with glasses."
Les Moonves, president and CEO of CBS Corp., called Colbert "one of the most inventive and respected forces on television . 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."
Comedy Central also praised Colbert this week, saying, "We look forward to the next eight months of the ground-breaking 'Colbert Report' and wish Stephen the very best."
The announcement means that Colbert will compete with the 11:30 p.m. time slot of his current show, which means he'll no longer have his friend Jon Stewart as a lead-in.
Colbert naturally had the last laugh with the announcement.
"Simply being a guest on David Letterman's show has been a highlight of my career," he said. "I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave's lead. I'm thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth."
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