It’s a far different time from the days when Jack Paar and Steve Allen were the cream of the late night hosting crop, and so we thought we’d pay tribute to the after-hours hosts by ranking the 15 greatest late night personalities of the modern era.
In those cases, word usually sneaks out ahead of time about the plans. This season, there are an awful lot of those types of exits coming up, and there are rumors swirling around quite a few more. We've compiled a list of the 10 most likely shows to lose a major character.
Brian Williams has opted to cancel an appearance on The Late Show shortly after stepping down from NBC Nightly News for an undetermined period of time. Both incidents stem from allegations that a story the news anchor has been telling for years has actually been false.
The Late Late Show on CBS is getting a pretty special guest star next week. The Last Show host David Letterman is heading over to the other CBS stage to verbally spar with the guest host before he retires. Should be a good one!
Bill Cosby's spiral from sexual assault allegations cause him to cancel a Late Show appearance with David Letterman. Regis Philbin will be taking his place.
Jon Stewart’s popularity stems from his ability to wring legitimacy out of satire, and his name was tossed into the mix in internet discussions over who should replace satire master David Letterman after his imminent retirement. But Stewart wanted nothing to do with it.
That might sound like a tall order, but it’s not impossible, particularly because of the timeslot in question. As opposed to the late night show, or late late night show, he handled before, Ferguson’s proposed new effort would apparently run at 7 PM
In theory, it shouldn’t really matter whether a talk show host gets along with his predecessor, but as we’ve learned numerous times, the smooth, friendly handoffs feel a whole lot better. It’s nice to think of the departing legend as rooting for continued success, and if tonight’s interview is any indication, no one will be rooting harder for Stephen Colbert than David Letterman
Some networks take months to examine all the angles and come up with a long-term plan to fill a timeslot or replace a departing star, but CBS prefers to pick a lane and respond quickly. So, just a week after beloved late night host David Letterman announced his intention to retire, we already have an official replacement: Stephen Colbert.
This week, Fox’s long-running comedy The Simpsons put together a couch gag for Letterman, and we promise there is something poetic about the veteran animated series paying tribute to the veteran host.
There have been plenty of reactions to the initial announcement, with fans and other late night hosts alike being affected by the veteran host’s big news, but none has been more fitting than Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show tribute to the man, which came in the form of a “Top 10” list.
Yesterday, we learned that David Letterman plans to retire from Late Show with David Letterman in 2015 when his contract expires at the long-running late night talk show. The video above has Letterman and Paul Shaffer talking about how much time they've spent working together and doing this show.
After more than three decades of putting America to bed every night, David Letterman has reportedly decided to retire. Don’t worry though. This goodbye isn’t happening tomorrow or even later this year. In fact, the longtime late night personality will reportedly stay through the rest of his contract that runs into 2015.
Late night television is making some changes, and those changes are happening rapidly. Jay Leno’s on his way out, Fallon’s on his way up and Seth Meyers is getting his own late night show. While the late night schedule will look extremely different six months from now, CBS has decided to stick with an old faithful, David Letterman, during the network’s popular 11:35 p.m. timeslot, at least for the next couple of years.
Thanks to his time on the local news in Indiana, his appearances on The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson, his NBC morning show, his post-Carson show and finally, his current Late Show, David Letterman has been on the air in some form or another for over forty years. In his current position in the nice chair on CBS’ Late Show With David Letterman, the host has worked for exactly twenty years.