NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Howard Stern and Julia Roberts will be among the guests during the final full week of David Letterman’s reign as a late-night host. On Tuesday, Clinton will make his 10th appearance on the “Late Show.” CBS said Friday that Stern and comic Don Rickles will […]
NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman is packing his final 28 shows as a late-night host with a who’s who of Hollywood names and favorites leading up to his May 20 swan song. CBS announced Monday that his guests will include Bill Murray, George Clooney, Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld, Robert Downey Jr., Will Ferrell, Tina […]
With the curtain soon to fall on David Letterman’s latenight television career, the end comes Friday for an odd and emotional holiday tradition that involves comic Jay Thomas, the Lone Ranger, a giant meatball and, most indelibly, singer Darlene Love.
In a meeting that could be celebratory or even awkward, Stephen Colbert will meet the man whose duties he is set to assume. Colbert will sit down with David Letterman on his Late Show on April 22.
CBS latenight star David Letterman is retiring in 2015. Latenight television is a far different world than when Letterman and Leno began their competition. There are more entertainment shows to choose from, with personalities like O’Brien, Arsenio Hall, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Chelsea Handler working every night. CBS will first have to decide whether to continue with an entertainment program in that time slot. It’s not the money-maker it once was, but chances are the network will continue in that direction.
While his long-term rival Jay Leno is signing off as host of The Tonight Show in February, David Letterman is staying put at CBS with a new contract extension that will keep him as host of the Late Show through 2015, solidifying his position as the doyen of late-night.
He’s a little more than six months away from passing the Tonight Show baton — again — but Jay Leno is very much still on his game ratings-wise. In Nielsen numbers for the second quarter of this year, NBC’s Tonight Show With Jay Leno was easily the top-rated hour in latenight.
President Barack Obama’s appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman on Tuesday night pushed the show to its best ratings in two and a half years, a 4.0/10 in the metered markets.