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A big late night shakeup that could have changed everything is one that didn’t happen back in 1993, when then-Saturday Night Live player David Spade declined NBC’s offer to take over the hosting gig of Late Night. Here's why he didn't take the gig.
While most networks have a late night talk show or two that compete against each other, the men behind the shows have built something of a little fraternity. They publicly support each other when a new one starts out and often say goodbye when one of them leaves. Usually.
David Letterman may have retired from late night, but he certainly isn’t retired. The man’s spent most of his career working with network television, but his first post-Late Show project will take him to cable.
The late night talk show world can be a vicious environment. When Conan O’Brien had to take a step back for Jay Leno he left town. When David Letterman didn’t get Carson’s job he did the same thing. But that's not what happened when Craig Ferguson left The Late Late Show.
In taking the reins of The Late Show, Stephen Colbert had one of late night’s greatest minds to pick for guidance: David Letterman. And what was Letterman’s main piece of advice? Location, location, location.
Stephen Colbert has been killing time before taking over The Late Show, and one of the ways he's passed the hours is by having fun with his facial hair.
From this night of touching flashbacks and hilarious moments, something that might surprise you is the fact that two of the funniest jokes on David Letterman's final Late Show hosting gig were actually written by a 21-year-old intern on the show. Not too shabby.
Last night gave us one of the most monumental 90 minutes (or so) of television ever, as the late night legend David Letterman took the stage as the Late Show host for the very last time.And one of the best parts was the star-studded Top Ten list, which included Bill Murray and more.
David Letterman’s final episode was last night, and while the majority of people are focusing on the star-studded final Top 10 list, I can’t get over the beautiful montage that served as his final moments.
Tonight Conan O’Brien gave us great insight regarding what it meant to take Letterman’s old timeslot on NBC and how Letterman helped to really introduce him to the masses when he was having a tough time.
Kimmel’s always been a huge, huge Letterman fan and the rerun is not the only way the man is paying tribute to the late night veteran. He also gave a monologue bidding farewell to Letterman last night, choking up in the process. Watch the emotional video.
When most celebrities say goodbye to the soon-to-retire David Letterman, they do it with words – even if those words are written on undergarments. But when Bill Murray does it, no words are needed. Just massive cakes.
A few days after Jimmy Kimmel decided not to air a new episode opposite Letterman’s big finale, Jimmy Fallon decided to give his own tribute to the late night legend.
Well, we’re just two episodes away from bidding farewell to David Letterman forever, and to contrast all of the celebrity tributes, Letterman decided to let the Late Show crew in on the fun by giving them their own Top Ten list.
The past couple of weeks have been pretty amazing for fans of The Late Show with David Letterman, as his impending retirement has offered all of his final guests the chance to pay tribute in ways that are both touching and hilarious. Check out who'll appear on the final episodes.