Tom Hanks, Eddie Vedder, Bill Murray, And ‘An Hour Of Surprises’ Will Be Letterman’s Final Episodes

05.14.15 4 years ago 4 Comments
NEW YORK - AUGUST 29: The Late Show with David Letterman celebrates its 20th Anniversary on Thursday with Bill Murray, who was the Late Show's first guest 20 years ago. Murray retrieved a time capsule as part of the festivities on the Late Show with David Letterman Thursday Aug. 29, 2013 on the CBS Television Network.  (Photo by John Paul Filo/CBS via Getty Images)

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David Letterman has been hosting talk shows for 35 years. First with The David Letterman Show, then on Late Night With David Letterman and finally on The Late Show With David Letterman.

When the iconic television personality made the switch to CBS back in 1993, Letterman’s first celebrity guest was actor and comedian Bill Murray, who promptly tagged the new desk.

NEW YORK - AUGUST 30: Bill Murray spray paints Dave's desk on the first taping of the Late Show with David Letterman, August 30, 1993 on the CBS Television Network. This photo is provided by CBS from the Late Show with David Letterman photo archive. (Photo by Alan Singer/CBS via Getty Images)

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Poetically, Murray will now serve as Letterman’s final official guest before “an hour filled with surprises” brings his impressive career in late night to a close.

A star-studded month of goodbyes will wrap up next week with Tom Hanks and Eddie Vedder on Monday, Murray on Tuesday and the highly-anticipated night of surprises on Wednesday.

And if that’s not enough to have you scurrying to make room on your DVR, mentally prepare yourself to say farewell with that first segment with Murray and Letterman from August of ’93:

(Via Dave Itzkoff, People)

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