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    CBS names Colbert as Letterman replacement

    This is a great choice, and made so quickly.

    CBS names Colbert as Letterman replacement

    CBS moved quickly to replace David Lettermanafter the late-night host announced his retirement last week. Confirming speculation, Stephen Colbert, of Comedy Central's Colbert Report, will take over the Late Show sometime next year.

    Colbert, whose current contract expires at year end, signed a five-year deal to host the show, which will begin when Letterman decides to step down when his contract expires in August 2015, though he could choose to leave earlier next year.

    MORE: Top 10 reasons we're excited about Colbert

    "Simply being a guest on David Letterman's show has been a highlight of my career," Colbert said in a statement. "I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave's lead. I'm thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth."

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    Re: CBS names Colbert as Letterman replacement

    Counter-move: Time for NBC to bring Leno back.

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    Re: CBS names Colbert as Letterman replacement

    Great choice.


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    Re: CBS names Colbert as Letterman replacement

    I'd rather he keep doing what he's doing. His voice is powerful in the realm of politics and media analysis to just do straight comedy. I think he'll lose something by having to fit that mold rather than the more politically focused one he has now.
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    Re: CBS names Colbert as Letterman replacement

    No, I love The Colbert Report.
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    Re: CBS names Colbert as Letterman replacement

    Limbaugh: Colbert Hire Is Declaration Of 'War On The Heartland Of America'

    "CBS has just declared war on the Heartland of America," Limbaugh said Thursday on his radio show. "No longer is comedy going to be a covert assault on traditional American values. Now it's just wide out in the open."
    "What this hire means is a redefinition of what is "funny" and a redefinition of what is comedy," he continued. "It's the media planting a flag here. I think it's maybe the media's last stand, but it's a declaration. There's no unity in this hire. They've hired a partisan, so-called comedian to run a comedy show."
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    Re: CBS names Colbert as Letterman replacement

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    No, I love The Colbert Report.
    We still have Jon Stewart. I'm looking forward to seeing Colbert on late night.
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    Re: CBS names Colbert as Letterman replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    We still have Jon Stewart. I'm looking forward to seeing Colbert on late night.
    I prefer The Colbert Report. It's much funnier, and more politically poignant, IMO.
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    Re: CBS names Colbert as Letterman replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I prefer The Colbert Report. It's much funnier, and more politically poignant, IMO.
    Maybe late night will be funnier with Colbert in charge. We'll find out.
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    Re: CBS names Colbert as Letterman replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Since it's about Colbert, you're right.
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