Stephen Colbert Replacing David Letterman

04/11/2014
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(Radio.com) David Letterman already has a replacement for his spot on The Late Show, and he already has plenty of experience behind a desk of some sort, just maybe not in this fashion. Stephen Colbert will be taking over hosting duties on The Late Show once its longtime host retires in 2015.

The funnyman, whose first rose to fame on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and then again as host of his own show, The Colbert Report, on Comedy Central, has long been a source of news for young and old viewers alike, particularly those disillusioned with standard news broadcasts.

Colbert's signing includes a five-year contract to sit at the helm of the show. "Simply being a guest on David Letterman's show has been a highlight of my career," Colbert said in a prepared statement. "I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave's lead."

"Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television," Leslie Moonves, President and CEO of CBS Corporation, said. "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." more on this story

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