David Letterman’s replacement has been found by CBS, as the network has announced Stephen Colbert will be the new host of The Late Show when Letterman retires in 2015.
According to Variety, Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert has signed a five-year contract to replace David Letterman when he reties.
The CBS Television Network today announced that Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Colbert Report,” will succeed David Letterman as the host of “The Late Show.”
Colbert has had a whirlwind year as he’s been not only a controversial figure as of late but he became an Emmy winner, along with his writing staff, back in late 2013 when The Colbert Report picked up it’s first Emmy win ever. The win knocked off Colbert’s mentor and colleague Jon Stewart, who himself was once the golden child every late night show wanted to hired back in the late 90s.
But it’s Colbert’s time to shine as his new deal will be worth five year at CBS which locks him in as the new face of Late Night for the time being.
It’s a changing landscape in late night as Jimmy Kimmel is about to become the old man on the block in terms of tenure. But with Jimmy Fallon on NBC and Kimmel owning ABC, Colbert will have his work cut out to keep The Late Show from falling behind.
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