The exit is not unexpected, given host Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman sometime in 2015. He told viewers the final date during his show on Thursday.
“Stephen Colbert, the guy you’ve seen here every night for nine years will be gone. All you’ll have left of me is this book,” Colbert said holding up America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t.
“So pick up America Again in paperback for a loved one. Or for a hated one. Go to your local independent book store, because I have a longtime war against Amazon, and I will never relent. Or — buy it on Amazon, because, you know, just buy it.”
While there is no official date for Letterman‘s farewell, this may well indicate it will be early in 2015.
Source: TV Line