The Late Shift Poster

Release Date: 1996

DVD Release Date: August 30th, 2005

R|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
David Letterman (John Michael Higgins) vies with Jay Leno (Daniel Roebuck) and his manager (Kathy Bates) to succeed Johnny Carson, retiring from "The Tonight Show."

Cast: Kathy Bates, John Michael Higgins, Daniel Roebuck, Bob Balaban, Ed Begley Jr., Peter Jurasik, Reni Santoni, John Kapelos

Director: Betty Thomas

Genres: Drama

Awards

Nominated Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Nominated Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1996)
Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Winner Best Performance by An Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television