CBS will be eligible to receive at least $11 million in tax credits over five years for continuing to broadcast The Late Show from New York and will have access to $5 million in grants for renovations to the Ed Sullivan Theatre. In turn, the network has committed to providing 200 jobs.
David Letterman’s successor says the CBS show will continue to broadcast from The Ed Sullivan Theater. The network is eligible for up to $11 million in tax credits for keeping the show in New York.
Stephen Colbert, the Comedy Central host, visited the Late Show for the first time since it was announced earlier this month that he will replace David Letterman sometime next year. He was greeted warmly, with Letterman introducing him as “very talented” and “always entertaining,” and the two men posed for the obligatory selfie.
David Letterman’s successor will leave his “Stephen Colbert” persona behind when he heads to CBS sometime in 2015, taking over for the retiring Late Show host (who has not yet specified an exit date). But in lieu of “Stephen Colbert,” who will Colbert offer up to his audience instead? Who is behind the “Stephen Colbert” mask?
One week after David Letterman announced he was leaving his longtime job as host of The Late Show on CBS, the network has found his replacement. Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, will take over for Letterman sometime next year. Mayors of New York and Los Angeles have already publicly urged the new Late Show host to choose their city.