Stephen Colbert to guest on Letterman’s ‘Late Show’ next week

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We may have wanted Tina Fey, but we’re getting Stephen Colbert. And, as CBS announced today, we’ll get to see Dave’s reaction when Colbert guests on the Late Show this coming Tuesday, April 22. 

Letterman announced he’d be retiring on the show’s April 3 broadcast, prompting a flurry of suggestions and wishlists for the show’s new host. CBS announced Colbert as a replacement last week, shortly after Letterman revealed his retirement’s 2015 start. The Colbert Show host’s appearance on Tuesday will be his first on the Late Show since CBS announced him as next in line to the throne.

The full release from CBS is below:

Stephen Colbert, who will succeed David Letterman as host when he retires, will visit the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Tuesday, April 22 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. 

CBS announced last week that Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Colbert Report,” will be the next host of the LATE SHOW, effective when Letterman retires from the broadcast sometime in 2015. Letterman, the legendary, critically acclaimed host of the CBS late night series for the past 21 years, announced his retirement on the show’s April 3 broadcast. 

The LATE with DAVID LETTERMAN is a production of Worldwide Pants Incorporated. Barbara Gaines, Matt Roberts, Jude Brennan, Maria Pope, Eric Stangel, Justin Stangel and Rob Burnett are the executive producers. Jerry Foley is the director.

Que up the DVRs, folks. This one’s going to be classic.

[CBS Evening News]

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