Renewed: The Late Show with David Letterman
Late-night US host David Letterman has had his contract with CBS extended into 2015.
Late-night US host David Letterman has had his contract with CBS extended, meaning The Late Show will stay into 2015.
“There is only one Dave, and we are extremely proud that he continues to call CBS home,” the company’s CEO, Leslie Moonves, said in a statement.
Even if Letterman, 66, were to retire today, he’d already hold the record for America’s longest-running late-night TV host, having surpassed even Johnny Carson. He began his hosting career in February 1982 at NBC before moving to CBS in 1993.
The decision also means Letterman will compete against Jimmy Fallon who succeeds Tonight show’s Jay Leno in February. He has already faced off against Jimmy Kimmel on ABC.
In the statement, Letterman quipped, “I needed a little more time to fully run the show into the ground.”
Letterman will be 68 at the end of this contract. Johnny Carson retired at 66.