David Letterman to bow out May 20

Letterman will end his three decade late-night career in mid 2015.

letterman_David Letterman will end his three decade late-night career on May 20th 2015.

At 32 years Letterman is the longest running late-night host in US history, first with 1982 debut of Late Night with David Letterman on NBC followed by The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS in 1993.

In 2013 he surpassed Johnny Carson’s 31 year record.

No date has yet been set for his replacement, Stephen Colbert, though he will leave The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, next week.

There is speculation he will begin in September, more than three months between after Letterman’s departure with CBS tipped to announce interim plans soon.

Craig Ferguson who ends The Late Late Show on Dec. 19 will be followed by guest hosts before James Corden begins in March.

Source: NY Times

6 Responses

  1. Letterman won’t go out on top if the current ratings in the US are anything to go by. Which is a shame really, I’ve tried watching The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and it’s really bad. Jay wasn’t consistently better than Dave so it must be the NBC effect imho.
    I don’t find you arrogant in fact in all my years coming here I appreciate the fact you answer questions, I can’t think of another site that still has a human touch.

  2. LOL

    Still would be nice for TEN to let us know considering Ferguson is ending his show in just a week or so.

    At least the CBS late night talk shows have had some love on FTA. Apart from Fallon on ABC2 we get nothing from the countless others, I still miss Conan.

    Really hope we get some news in the new year on both shows and I’m sure David will bring it to us as soon as he hears something.

      1. Brady as Tony Jones would say I will have to take it as a comment. I’ve replied to thousands of comments over the years, which as a free solo site I am very proud of. A brief answer should never be interpreted as having attitude. It is no more or less than a brief answer. Granted sometimes I am as robust as the tone of the (anonymous) question where I feel the criticism is unfair. I would be surprised if Craig felt this was such an occasion.

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