Stephen Colbert has signed a three-year contract extension to remain as host of The Late Show until August 2023.
“Stephen Colbert is one of the most entertaining, influential and relevant voices in America today,” said David Nevins, chief creative officer of CBS Corp. and chairman and CEO of Showtime. “His monologue has become a vibrant part of the national discussion, and a spot on Stephen’s couch places guests from the worlds of entertainment, news and politics in front of late night’s largest and most desirable audience. We’re incredibly proud of the broadcast and thrilled to extend our relationship with Stephen for years to come.”
Colbert joked, “I’ve been asked by CBS to host The Late Show until 2023, and I have every intention of honouring their subpoena.”
The Late Show is averaging 3.31 million viewers against 1.89 million for The Tonight Show and 1.84 million for Jimmy Kimmel Live!
It screens in Australia on 10.
Source: Hollywood Reporter