The premiere date for Stephen Colbert's "The Late Show" has finally been revealed: Colbert will take over the show starting September 8.
CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler made the announcement Monday during a panel at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, nine months after Colbert was selected as the successor to the retiring David Letterman.
"The production office is open, the premiere date is set, and we're incredibly excited to welcome the creative and comedic genius of Stephen Colbert to CBS late night this fall," Tassler said Monday.
There's been plenty of speculation about the format of Colbert's "Late Show," and whether it will change any of the structure of classic late night programming. Colbert has already said that he's ditching the faux conservative character he played for a decade on his Comedy Central show, "The Colbert Report"; what else can viewers expect?
"There will be parts that are traditional in some context, and then there's things he's going to try to do differently," Tassler said. "Part of the opportunity of being in business with a brilliant talent like Stephen Colbert is really letting him do what he wants to do. We're sitting back and waiting for him to come to us to say what he has in mind. He's a real student of the media and knows the format more than anybody else."
"I have nine months to make a show, just like a baby," Colbert added. "So first, I should find out how you make a baby."
"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" premieres Tuesday, September 8 on CBS.
[via: The Hollywood Reporter]
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