Skip to comments.Stephen Colbert is 'front-and-center' pick to replace Dave Letterman as Late Show host
Posted on 04/05/2014 3:04:14 PM PDT by EveningStar
Stephen Colbert is the rumored top pick to replace David Letterman as host of Late Show on CBS. Letterman announced he plans to retire in the next year or so.
Colbert 'first engaged with network executives' while Letterman was still thinking about the best time to retire, Mashable reports.
Sources tell the website that CBS has spoken to other candidates - including Colbert's Comedy Central colleague Jon Stewart - but that Colbert is the 'front-and-center' pick for the job. They also say Colbert has not yet had any formal contract discussions nor is there an agreement in place.
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won’t watch him anyway, don’t watch letterman now.
don’t watch fallon. don’t really care to. didn’t watch hardly any leno.
I thought it was Chelsea Handler.
Not happening. Neither of these comedy central creeps can really do a long day's work, late at night. Whatever you can say about DL, he could produce more than an hour of content a week.
Chelsea Handler, CBS in Talks for Late-Night Spot (Exclusive)
Insider tells TheWrap that the star was already negotiating for a show with the network ahead of David Letterman’s retirement announcement
Chelsea Handler is in talks with CBS for a late-night talk show, an individual close to the producer and E! talk show host told TheWrap.
CBS contacted Handler to discuss the potential of hosting a syndicated show in the wake of her announcing this week that she’s leaving E! when her contract expires at the end of the year. But Handler has told CBS that she isn’t interested in that option. As a result, CBS then expressed interest in considering Handler for Craig Ferguson’s 12:30 a.m. slot.
I seldom watched after Johnny left he was the gold standard imo
Who? Seriously, I'd never heard of her. Having just now done a search on her, I guess she has as good a chance as anyone to get the gig.
One unfunny pinko replaced by another.
I hadn’t either.
I just ran across that article at Drudge shortly after seeing this thread.
From bad to irrelevant.
The only thing that would get me to tune in would ge Craig Ferguson, Stopped finding Letterman funny decades ago And Colbert is an ass I never found funny.
I have watched, maybe, 5 total minutes of Letterman since he has been on late night TV.
I would plan on watching the same or less of Colbert.
Chelsea looks good for someone 50ish. Too bad she’s still in her 30s.
I am so relieved to know that I can continue not watching.
She handles Chelsea Clinton’s public appearances.
Were your search words road hard and put up wet?