Stephen Colbert Will Take Over 'Late Show'
Breaking news on CBS-TV's Twitter feed:
"Stephen Colbert to be next host of 'The Late Show'...press release coming"
That set off much speculation about a replacement, and much of the talk was about Colbert, who hosts Comedy Central's . Now it appears there was some truthiness to those reports.
On Thursday, CBS CEO Les Moonves called Colbert "one of the most inventive and respected forces on television."
In a CBS press release, Colbert says:
"Simply being a guest on David Letterman's show has been a highlight of my career. I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave's lead. ... 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."
The network adds that "Colbert's premiere date as host of The Late Show will be announced after Mr. Letterman determines a timetable for his final broadcasts in 2015."
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