Stephen Colbert Will Take Over For Letterman, CBS Says
This morning, CBS confirmed rumors that Stephen Colbert will take over the Late Show in 2015 after David Letterman retires.
Colbert’s contract with Comedy Central ends in 2014 and the network will have a big hole to fill. Former Daily Show correspondent John Oliver begins his show, Last Week Tonight, on HBO this month and Jon Stewart can’t do The Daily Show forever.
Colbert and TDS have been Comedy Central’s one-two punch for years, and it’s anyone’s guess what they’ll do and who they’ll promote to keep that going.