“Stephen, Stephen, Stephen…”
The well known chant from the audience on The Colbert Report will follow its way to the set of CBS as Stephen Colbert has been announced as David Letterman’s successor as the Late Show host.
Colbert recently came under fire for his comments on The Colbert Report that were deemed racist and spurred a twitter campaign against him #CancelColbert and calling for his show’s cancellation. This obviously didn’t worry CBS executives.
In a press release today (Thurs 10 April) CBS has announced that Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as host of the Late Show when David Letterman retires in 2015.
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, effective when Mr. Letterman retires from the broadcast. The five-year agreement between CBS and Colbert was announced by Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation, and Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment.
Other elements of the show including producers, location and creative direction will be determined and announced at a later date.
After a 22 year run, Letterman will be hanging up his Late Show hat. He announced his retirement on April 3.
More to come…
CBS has just announced that Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as host of the Late Show when David Letterman retires in 2015.