Report: Stephen Colbert to launch his CBS ‘Late Show’ in late summer

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Report: Stephen Colbert to launch his CBS “Late Show” in late summer
With David Letterman exiting on May 20, the LA Times reports that Colbert may not take over “The Late Show” until late August or early September. The hiatus will be used to hire new staff. And according to The Times, “a new set will be built in the Ed Sullivan Theater, which will also be refurbished and receive some technical upgrades. CBS will want to mount some test shows with Colbert in front of an audience before the launch.” It”s worth noting that Letterman started his “Late Show” on Aug. 30, 1993 after a summer hiatus following his exit from NBC”s “Late Night.”

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