‘Let Show with Stephen Colbert’ Finally Gets a Premier Date

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bill-swift - January 13, 2015

Nine months after David Letterman announced he'd be retiring from The Late Show in 2015 and eight months and three weeks after it was announced that Stephen Colbert would replace him, we finally know exactly when the old chapter will end and the new chapter will begin.

Last month, Letteman announced that his final show would be Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Now CBS has announced in a panel at the Winter Television Critics Association press tour that Colbert's first show will be Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

In between May 20 and September 8? Reruns of CBS procedurals. Hooray!

Seriously, though, it's for the best that CBS doesn't just run old Letterman episodes all summer. That would make the grand finale in May anti-climactic. People would tune in and be like, "I thought Dave retired?"

As for what the Colbert show, CBS said that it hasn't taken form yet, but that they support whatever direction Stephen wants to take. Which is what they're supposed to say.

[via Screen Rant]

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