CBS dropped a bombshell on the television world today with the announcement that Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert will be replacing David Letterman as host of The Late Show starting in 2015 after Letterman retires.
While it was sort of expected that Colbert would be replacing Letterman, the announcement wasn’t expected to come down the pike for some time. It’s a five year deal for Colbert to host The Late Show and the reaction on Twitter was one of hopeful joy as the first new host ofThe Late Show since Letterman took over has been announced.
Steven Colbert Replacing Letterman?! ALRIGHT!! http://t.co/5vrNFopGTw
— Abby Kat Krizner (@AbbyOnTheX) April 10, 2014
CBS just announced Steven Colbert is replacing David Letterman! I want to make it to NYC to see Letterman before he retires…
— Dan Murry (@danmurry) April 10, 2014
I just heard Steven Colbert will be replacing David Letterman… Well Played CBS! Thoughts?!?
— Trent Magill (@TrentMWeather) April 10, 2014
Woahhh! Steven Colbert to replace David Letterman on the Late Show. I don’t know how to feel about this, but I think I’m into it!
— Kirsten Hartman (@KirstenMHartman) April 10, 2014
Can you imagine arguing with Steven Colbert? You wouldn’t know what he was arguing for, but you’d still feel like you were losing.
— Jon the Twizard. (@JonathanErickso) April 10, 2014
Stephen Colbert will do well as David Letterman’s replacement Would have preferred Tina Fey She’d be great in that role. Will miss Letterman
— Pat Caputo (@patcaputo98) April 10, 2014
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