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Stephen Colbert to replace Letteman on Late Night

Stephen Colbert steps into Letterman's Late Night spot
Stephen Colbert steps into Letterman's Late Night spot

So its official. CBS has found a replacement for the long-reigning king of late night comedy - David Letterman. CBS Television announced Thursday (April 10) that Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman on "The Late Show," added

This announcement follows Letterman's decision to retire when his contract ends next year, adds the report.

Colbert has been known for biting political satire and comedy and has been the host of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" since 2005. The show has won two Emmy Awards and has been nominated for seven awards in total.

"Letterman's career as a late night host spanned more than 32 years and nearly 6,000 episodes. He was the first host of "Late Night" at NBC from 1982 to 1992," added SI Live.

Letterman was born in Indianapolis and has long included his mother and other anecdotes about his life in the Midwest in his comedy routine. the Letterman show moved to CBS in 1993, where it has remained ever since. The two Letterman shows (NBC and CBS) have been nominated for 108 Emmy awards and have won eight in all.

Letterman's announcement came nearly two months after his friendly rival Jay Leno left "The Tonight Show." What's your opinion about CBS's pick of Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late night? Examiner welcomes your comments and feedback!