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Colbert To Replace Letterman On "The Late Show"

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NEW YORK, N.Y. - CBS has named Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as the host of "The Late Show."

CBS Entertainment tweeted the announcement Thursday, shortly after noon.

Last week, Letterman said he's retiring next year after his current contract expires.  He has been with "The Late Show" since 1993.

Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peacbody Award-winning "The Colbert Report," signed a five year contract.

“Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television,” said Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation.  “David Letterman’s legacy and accomplishments are an incredible source of pride for all of us here, and today’s announcement speaks to our commitment of upholding what he established for CBS in late night.”
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