David Letterman will end his 22-year reign at CBS’s Late Show in May, but it won’t be till a few months later that Stephen Colbert formally takes his place as the show’s new host. The premiere of Late Show with Stephen Colbert is set for September 8th, the network confirmed today.
It’s unclear how CBS plans to bridge the gap between Letterman’s May 20th finale and the first episode of Colbert. For the Late Late Show, the network enlisted a series of guest hosts in anticipation of James Corden’s debut on March 23rd.
Also unclear: Who will serve as Colbert’s bandleader?