Good news for late night viewers, Stephen Colbert is infiltrating CBS as the late night replacement for retiring David Letterman! The less good news: No more Colbert Report on Comedy Central.
He'll start next year.
Colbert, whose current contract expires at year end, signed a five-year deal to host the show, which will begin when Letterman decides to step down, probably sometime next summer.
"Simply being a guest on David Letterman's show has been a highlight of my career," Colbert said in a statement. "I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave's lead. I'm thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth."
That's gold, network TV land, gold!