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CBS announces new Late Show host!

CBS wasted little time announcing the successor for David Letterman on Late Show. Actually, they wasted a week exactly.

It’s been 7 days since Letterman announced that he would be retiring next year, and 7 days later CBS announced that Stephan Colbert will be taking over for Letterman. It’s crazy to think that it took NBC 10 years to find a replacement for Jay Leno (5 years for Conan to replace, then 4 years for Fallon), but less than 10 days later CBS has replaced Letterman.

One of the many things that makes this different is that Colbert made it clear to all of CBS decision makers that he was interested in taking over for Letterman by making his contract cycle synch with Letterman’s. Colbert is done with Comedy Central this year, and Letterman sometime next year. It’s perfect timing!

While the Team Coco fan boy in me would have loved to see Conan O’Brien leave TBS for CBS and have history repeat itself, I am quite happy that Colbert is moving to a new show and a new style.

In a statement on Thursday Mr. Colbert said: “I won’t be doing the new show in character, so we’ll all get to find out how much of him was me. I’m looking forward to it.”

Mr. Letterman said: “Stephen has always been a real friend to me. I’m very excited for him, and I’m flattered that CBS chose him. I also happen to know they wanted another guy with glasses.”

Let’s see what happens next…

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Ruben Jay
Ruben Jay
Ruben Jay is an American broadcaster, media blogger, and podcast host. Currently, Ruben is the President of MultiMediaMouth.com and the executive producer and host of the popular podcasts You’re My Best Friend and ON AIR with Ruben Jay, exclusively on MultiMediaMouth.com. Follow Ruben on Instagram, Twitter, and Tiktok @TheRubenJay.

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