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#1444116 --- 04/10/14 06:05 PM IT'S COLBERT!
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Stephen Colbert To Replace David Letterman On Late Show:


Stephen Colbert has been chosen by CBS to take David Letterman's spot hosting the "Late Show."
CBS released an official statement Thursday, April 10, announcing "The Colbert Report" anchor will take over for Letterman when he retires in 2015.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/10/stephen-colbert-letterman_n_5126474.html

CBS ANNOUNCES STEPHEN COLBERT AS THE NEXT HOST OF “THE LATE SHOW”
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.

Letterman, the legendary, critically acclaimed host of the CBS late night series for 21 years, announced his retirement on his April 3 broadcast. Colbert’s premiere date as host of THE LATE SHOW will be announced after Mr. Lettermen determines a timetable for his final broadcasts in 2015.

Specific creative elements, as well as the producers and the location for the Colbert-hosted LATE SHOW, will be determined and announced at a later date.
“Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television,” said Moonves. “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.”

“Stephen is a multi-talented and respected host, writer, producer, satirist and comedian who blazes a trail of thought-provoking conversation, humor and innovation with everything he touches,” said Tassler. ”He is a presence on every stage, with interests and notable accomplishments across a wide spectrum of entertainment, politics, publishing and music. We welcome Stephen to CBS with great pride and excitement, and look forward to introducing him to our network television viewers in late night.”

“Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career,” said Colbert. “I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead.”
Adding, “I’m thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth.”

Since its launch on Comedy Central in 2005, “The Colbert Report” has received widespread critical acclaim while earning two Peabody Awards and 27 Emmy nominations, including an Emmy win for Outstanding Variety Series (2013) and three Emmy wins for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program (2013, 2010, 2008). Prior to that, Colbert spent eight years as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” as an on-air personality and writer of news satire for the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series.
In addition, Colbert is an accomplished author, with two books, I AM AMERICA (and So Can You!) andAMERICA AGAIN: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t, appearing on the New York Times best-seller list. AMERICA AGAIN also won a Grammy Award for Spoken Word (2014).

In music, Colbert’s original holiday musical special on Comedy Central, “A Colbert Christmas,” won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album (2009) and Emmy nominations for Art Direction, Picture Editing and Original Music and Lyrics. In April 2011, Colbert starred as Harry in the New York Philharmonic presentation of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company.”

After graduating from Northwestern University, Colbert was a member of Chicago’s acclaimed Second City improv troupe with Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello. The trio later created and starred in the CableAce-nominated sketch comedy series, “Exit 57,” and created the cult-hit narrative series “Strangers with Candy,” both for Comedy Central.

Colbert has appeared on series such as HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and NBC’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” He was also a cast member and writer on ABC’s “The Dana Carvey Show,” wrote for “Saturday Night Live” and voiced roles in DreamWorks’ animated films “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” and “Monsters vs. Aliens.”
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#1444158 --- 04/10/14 09:01 PM Re: IT'S COLBERT! [Re: Timbo]
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#1444174 --- 04/10/14 11:47 PM Re: IT'S COLBERT! [Re: Timbo]
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I think they made an excellent choice.
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#1444181 --- 04/11/14 12:11 AM Re: IT'S COLBERT! [Re: Josephus]
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Originally Posted By: Josephus
I think they made an excellent choice.


Ditto. I believe his wife is a teacher.
smile


Edited by twocats (04/11/14 12:11 AM)
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#1444192 --- 04/11/14 12:45 AM Re: IT'S COLBERT! [Re: twocats]
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Originally Posted By: twocats
Originally Posted By: Josephus
I think they made an excellent choice.


Ditto. I believe his wife is a teacher.
smile

Oh, oh... look out for a Blowzone comment now. wink
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#1444196 --- 04/11/14 12:51 AM Re: IT'S COLBERT! [Re: Josephus]
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Originally Posted By: Josephus
Originally Posted By: twocats
Originally Posted By: Josephus
I think they made an excellent choice.


Ditto. I believe his wife is a teacher.
smile

Oh, oh... look out for a Blowzone comment now. wink


Well, yeah, since she probably makes twice as much as he will!

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#1444217 --- 04/11/14 02:58 AM Re: IT'S COLBERT! [Re: twocats]
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#1444381 --- 04/12/14 01:32 PM Re: IT'S COLBERT! [Re: Timbo]
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it would be a choice for CBS that makes sense......both shows rate about the same(poor)....Late Show with a 0.63 rating and Colbert with a 0.59 in the key 18-49 Demo, combined neither compete with NBC.......late night shows like these nowadays are pretty lame anyways......I don't see the big deal.

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