It wasn’t even a week ago that David Letterman announced his retirement. Okay, it was one week ago as of this evening. Since Dave announced his retirement, everybody has been throwing each name opposite a wall to see what would hang as a intensity deputy for Letterman. we overtly suspicion that this would be a prolonged drawn-out thing, with various candidates holding mixed meetings during CBS, and eventually David would have a palm in selecting his successor. But CBS has done a preference quickly: it’s Stephen Colbert!!
It’s official: Stephen Colbert will reinstate David Letterman as CBS’ Late Show host. The promote network has tapped a 49-year-old Comedy Central horde to take over a late-night franchise. CBS has done a five-year understanding with Colbert, that was announced Thursday by CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves and CBS Entertainment authority Nina Tassler.
“Stephen Colbert is one of a many resourceful and reputable army on television,” Moonves said. “David Letterman’s bequest and accomplishments are an implausible source of honour for all of us here, and today’s proclamation speaks to a joining of support what he determined for CBS in late night.”
Letterman, a longest-serving late-night TV host, announced his retirement on Apr 3.
Colbert’s premiere date will be announced after Letterman determines a calendar for his final promote in 2015.“Stephen is a multi-talented and reputable host, writer, producer, satirist and comedian who blazes a route of thought-provoking conversation, amusement and creation with all he touches,” Tassler added. ”He is a participation on each stage, with interests and important accomplishments opposite a far-reaching spectrum of entertainment, politics, edition and music. We acquire Stephen to CBS with good honour and excitement, and demeanour brazen to introducing him to a network radio viewers in late night.”
“Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s uncover has been a prominence of my career,” Colbert said. “I never dreamed that we would follow in his footsteps, yet everybody in late night follows Dave’s lead. I’m anxious and beholden that CBS chose me. Now, if you’ll forgive me, we have to go grub a opening in my front teeth.”
Sources contend Colbert sensitive his Colbert Report staff a integrate hours ago and told his group they’re all going to work on his CBS show.
Comedy Central expelled this statement: “Comedy Central is unapproachable that a impossibly gifted Stephen Colbert has been partial of a family for scarcely dual decades. We demeanour brazen to a subsequent 8 months of a ground-breaking Colbert Report and wish Stephen a unequivocally best.”
Are we surprised? we am, a little. we knew Colbert was going to be a large contender, for sure, though Colbert has a lot of control over his code over during Comedy Central, and we do consider of him as unequivocally constant to Jon Stewart and Comedy Central. That being said, Comedy Central is owned by Viacom, that also owns CBS, so this unequivocally is an in-house arrangement. My theory is that Colbert is Letterman’s choice. Because Letterman couldn’t mount a thought of a penetrate like Chelsea Handler throwing her name out there like she was a viable candidate.
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