Late-night talk shows rarely receive the much-sought after timeslots, but CBS has trusted their two brand new presenters with the task.
The network revealed on Wednesday (November 11th) that Colbert’s ‘The Late Show’ would broadcast live with a one-hour special after the fiftieth edition of the NFL showcase finishes on February 7th, 2016. It was also announced that James Corden, who has the programming timeslot directly after Colbert with ‘The Late Late Show’, will be getting the chance to broadcast a special edition of his show after the local news.
'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' is getting the coveted post-Super Bowl timeslot
6.6 million tuned in to watch Colbert present his first episode of 'The Late Show' on CBS.
‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’, which has been anticipated for several months since David Letterman retired as host in May after 22 years in the job, got an average of 6.6 million viewers on Tuesday evening (September 8th).
This was more than double the ratings of its nearest competitor that night, with NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon’ securing 2.9 million viewers and ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ with 1.8 million.
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Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Pearl Jam and Beyonce will be among the performers at the free-ticket event next month in New York.
The Global Citizen Festival, which was launched in 2012 as part of 15 year campaign to end extreme poverty worldwide by 2030, made the announcement via its website on Thursday morning (August 13th).
Salma Hayek, Olivia Wilde, Kerry Washington and Deborra-Lee Furness, Jackman’s wife, have also been confirmed as emcees for the free-ticket event which takes place in Central Park on September 26th this year.
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Colbert has gone seriously big for his debut turn on 'The Late Show', which will be broadcast on September 8th.
It’s been nearly nine months since he killed off ‘The Colbert Report’ to take over from David Letterman on CBS, but Stephen Colbert has now revealed some details about what ‘The Late Show’ will look like under his aegis. And boy, has he gone big, announcing that the star guest on his debut show will be Hollywood heavyweight George Clooney.
The major A-list actor will be the first person to chat with Colbert when he begins on September 8th. On Friday morning, the new host tweeted his followers: “George Clooney will be my first-ever #LSSC guest on September 8th! Could one of you let him know?”
George Clooney will be Stephen Colbert's first ever guest on 'The Late Show' on CBS
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The satirist and voice of liberal America stood down after 16 years fronting 'The Daily Show' in a low-key finale.
Comedian Jon Stewart has made his final broadcast as the host of Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’, stepping down after 16 years, and he was joined by a clutch of big name stars including rock legend Bruce Springsteen.
The show has been responsible for launching the careers of some pretty big names down the years, and some of them returned to the show for an emotional group hug, including Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert – himself due to take over Letterman’s slot later this year. There were also video messages from a couple of former presidential candidates, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Republican Senator John McCain.
Jon Stewart has quit 'The Daily Show' after 16 years as presenter
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The former ‘Colbert Report’ host is set for a very special guest spot on the Fox sitcom.
So what’s Stephen Colbert been up to since leaving is hugely successful Comedy Central series in December? Growing a beard of course! Yes the usually well groomed ex-host of 'The Colbert Report' stepped out late last week looking a little different, thanks to some added facial hair. But is his new look all for his next TV gig?
Yes that is Stephen Colbert
Well actually, Colbert’s next TV gig isn't what you think, as his 'Late Show' hosting duties don't start until September when he takes over from David Letterman. Instead, first on the agenda for Colbert is a guest appearance on Fox’s ‘The Mindy Project’ as, what appears to be, a man of the cloth.
Carly Steel - US Ireland Alliance to Honor Stephen Colbert, Carrie Fisher and Irish Artist Colin Davidson at Pre Academy Awards Event at Bad Robot Santa Monica, Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 19th February 2015
The former Comedy Central star will start his stint as CBS' 'Late Show' host on September 8th, when he takes over from the retiring David Letterman.
CBS have finally released the premiere date for Stephen Colbert's first show as the host of the network's 'Late Show,' which he is taking over due to the retirement of the current longtime host, David Letterman.
Colbert will make his 'Late Show' debut on September 8th
On Monday (Jan 12th) CBS' Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler announced that the 'Late Show With Stephen Colbert' will debut on the network on September 8th, and although the exact format is still being worked out, Colbert's stint won't be a complete reinvention of the late-night chat show.
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Here's what we know so far about 'The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore', due to premiere on 19th January on Comedy Central.
Larry Wilmore's The Nightly Show is set to premiere on 19th January on Comedy Central but, until recently, the network and its star have been keeping details surrounding the show a secret. Wilmore's show, a spin-off of The Daily Show in which Wilmore featured, replaces The Colbert Report in the 11.30pm slot on Comedy Central.
Larry Wilmore has revealed some details of his forthcoming show.
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"Deathless" and considerably less Republican than his alter ego, Stephen Colbert is moving on.
It’s over. It’s done. Colbert is dead. Long live Colbert. The Colbert Report aired its final episode last night – Thursday, December 18. The show died, how it lived, more or less.
What does the future hold for the newly "deathless" Stephen Colbert?
The final episode started off slow, with Colbert not even speaking a word until halfway through the thing. It kicked off with an intro by Jon Stewart, as per tradition, with the Daily Show host eventually tossing the ball to Colbert himself. The recap of recent events fit in quite well with the theme, which was essentially how little things have changed since the Report launched way back in 2005.
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It's not goodbye, just see you later.
Rest in peace, The Colbert Report. Stephen Colbert’s pretend conservative pundit was so close to the real thing that at times we tended to forget it was all satire. Twitter certainly seemed to forget pretty often. But after almost ten years, the joke is almost over.
Will we finally see the real face of Stephen Colbert?
Colbert will host his final show on Comedy Central, before taking over The Late Show from David Letterman. It was a good run, a character that started a life of its own, after being modelled on a real, but equally outrageous public figure – Fox’s Bill O’Reilly. In fact, O’Reilly was keenly aware that the joke was on him – and he did NOT appreciated. The Fox News Channel icon once joked that the next book in his Killing series would be Killing Colbert. He is yet to fulfil that threat, though, while Colbert is steadily moving up.
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