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Stephen Colbert the new host of The Late Show

The comedian will take over for David Letterman when the host steps down in 2015...

CBS has announced who will replace David Letterman, at the helm of the Late Show.

Stephen Colbert signed a 5 year contract to host the long-running late night talk show.

Letterman announced his retirement on April 3rd during a taping of his show. He's going to stay on until 2015, when Colbert will step in.

He'd been the host for 21 years.

There are some questions that still need answering, though.

First, where will the show be shot?

Currently, The Late Show is filmed in New York at the Ed Sullivan Theatre, but in a release, CBS only said "the locations for the Colbert-hosted Late Show will be determined and announced at a later date."

That opens up the possibility that the show could be shot in LA, distancing itself from rival production The Tonight Show, which is now hosted by Jimmy Fallon.

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  1. tanjo posted on 04/10/2014 03:10 PM
    Does anyone else think that this is a step DOWN from him? I can't remember the last time I watched Letterman. I watch Daily/Colbert all the time!
  2. john posted on 04/10/2014 03:22 PM
    great thay just changed a leather head to a pin head .
    1. john's mom posted on 04/10/2014 03:59 PM
      @john Now john, you stop making things up.
      You know the doctors won't let you watch TV after seven o'clock.
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