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David Letterman to retire: Who will replace Letterman on 'Late Show'?

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David Letterman announced he's going to retire in 2015 leaving very big shoes to fill on his way out. With CBS now getting a late night shake-up just as NBC did this past year with Jay Leno's departure, it's going to be very interesting to see who takes on "The Late Show." On April 6, Radar Online suggested that a female could take on the time slot, going head-to-head with ABC's Jimmy Kimmel and NBC's Jimmy Fallon.

Names being thrown into the female mix include Nikki Glaser ("Nikki And Sara Live"), Aisha Tyler ("The Talk"), Ellen DeGeneres ("The Ellen Show"), Ophira Eisenberg ("Ask Me Another"), and Jessica Kirson (comedian).

David Letterman likely isn't concerning himself with his replacement but people who enjoy late night talk are already questioning who CBS will be able to sign. If a woman did take the slot, it would be new, different, and quite a challenge -- but the right woman could totally make it work. Other women who might be good for the job include Chelsea Handler, Jenny McCarthy, Kris Jenner, Kathy Griffin, Katie Couric, or Tina Fey.

If the network was to go with a male host, there are a few standouts that need to be mentioned. Wayne Brady, Steve Harvey, George Lopez, Piers Morgan, or even Conan O'Brien.

Who is your pick for David Letterman's replacement? Do you think CBS would take on a female late night host?

© Effie Orfanides 2014

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