When Stephen Colbert takes over “The Late Show” in 2015, he’s keeping it in the only home it’s ever had.
CBS and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Wednesday (July 23). “The Late Show” will remain at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, keeping some 200 jobs in the city thanks in part to a tax break from the state. The announcement isn’t much of a surprise, considering Colbert’s long ties to the city through “The Colbert Report” and “The Daily Show,” both of which tape in Manhattan.
“We’re thrilled to continue broadcasting CBS’ ‘Late Show’ from New York and call the Ed Sullivan Theater its home,” CBS president and CEO Les Moonves says in a statement. “David Letterman has graced this hall and city with comedy and entertainment that defined a generation. When Dave decides to pass the baton next year, we look forward to welcoming Stephen Colbert, one of the most innovative and respected forces on TV, to this storied television theater.”
Colbert will take over for Letterman sometime next year, though an exact date has yet to be determined.