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Politics and nudity usually only mix in Anthony Weiner's text messages, but that may not be the case on Tuesday.

"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert is scheduled to host a live election night special on Showtime Tuesday, and it sounds like we might get more than we bargained for. Chris Licht, showrunner and executive producer of "The Late Show," hinted to Variety in a recent interview that Colbert and the writers may take full advantage of Showtime's censorship rules -- or, rather, lack thereof.

"There is one Showtime rule: If there's male full-frontal nudity, it can't be happy to see Stephen, if you know what I mean," said Licht.

As you can imagine, that leaves writers with a lot of leeway, and it sounds like they welcome the opportunity to push the envelope. Go big or go home, right?

"For comedy's sake, there may be some things we do on the show simply because we can," said Licht. "The writers are very excited about the opportunity. I'll just leave it at that."

That there will be profanity already seems like a given, but nudity would be new territory. Of course, whether or not the show will actually go there remains to be seen.

The Showtime broadcast will be live on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT; a censored version of the special will air on CBS on Friday.

[via: Variety]

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