It’s a new era for Late Night. First Jimmy Fallon, and Seth Myers, and now Stephen Colbert. It’s the changing of the guards, and I can’t tell you how happy that makes me. I was already completely gung-ho for Jimmy Fallon when he reigned the 12:30am time slot, and I could not be more elated that fresh blood is now also being interjected into CBS.
Kudos, and high praise to David Letterman for all that he’s accomplished over the years, but this change is certainly welcomed. The only down side is that my dear sweet Jimmy Fallon will have some competition, but I am confident that he is up to it.
Welcome to 11:30pm Stephen Colbert!
NEW YORK (CBS) –CBS announced today that “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” will debut on Tuesday, Sept. 8 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) from the historic Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City.
?The production office is open, the premiere date is set, and we?re incredibly excited to welcome the creative and comedic genius of Stephen Colbert to CBS late night this fall,? said Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment.
?I havenine months to make a show, just like a baby. So first, I should find out how you make a baby,? said Colbert.
Colbert is well-known for his late night satirical show, ?The Colbert Report,? which ended on Friday, Dec. 18, 2014. The program earned two Peabody Awards and 29 Emmy Award nominations, including two Emmy wins for Outstanding Variety Series (2013, 2014) and four Emmy wins for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program…
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