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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 next week. Letterman will join the famed Martha Stewart along with CBS sportscaster Tracy Wolfson for The Late Late Show episode, which will hit the schedule next Tuesday.
If you’ve been keeping tabs on The Late Late Show at all, you should already know that Craig Ferguson retired from hosting the series before the holidays came around. New host James Corden’s program doesn’t premiere until March and in the interim, CBS has been doing something pretty fun: signing on random hosts to fill the gap between the two late late night personalities. You can find the complete list of Late Late Show guest hosts here.
Next week, Regis Philbin will be taking over for two nights during the week. Prior to Letterman’s big visit on Tuesday, Martin Short, Tony Danza, Alan Alda and Susan Sarandon will appear on Monday. Also scheduled to host next week are Whitney Cummings and Adam Pally.
All of those people should be interesting to catch, but Letterman’s obviously the big draw. David Letterman already has plans in motion to retire from the late night scene. Back in December, the man announced his final episode will hit the schedule on Wednesday, May 20 of this year. Clearly, the man has a few more months behind his own desk, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be awesome to hear him talk with Regis Philbin about his last few months on set and his plans for retirement. He’s been in the late night game for 33 years and has spent the last 22 at CBS. Those numbers are impressive and it’ll be nice to see Letterman spar with his old pal Regis on The Late Late Show before he says his final goodbyes on his own late night program. Here’s Letterman announcing his retirement one more time, in case you missed it earlier this TV season.
CBS’ late night lineup is going to be full of shake-ups over the next several months. Right now, The Late Late Show is featuring a revolving set of hosts, but that won’t last for too much longer. James Corden will be taking over the series on Monday, March 9 at 12:35 a.m. ET. Letterman will then retire in May, and former The Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert will be taking over The Late Show on CBS starting next fall. His late night show will premiere on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Change is afoot, but we can’t wait to see what the news guys can do within CBS’ lineup.
The Late Late Show airs weeknights at 12:35 p.m. ET. You can find out when the rest of your favorite shows are returning with our 2015 midseason schedule.