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Stephen Colbert's Late Show Will Stay at Ed Sullivan Theater

The Late Show will continue broadcasting from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York once Stephen Colbert takes the reins in 2015, CBS announced this week.

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The Five Burning Questions of Upfronts

1. How do you solve a problem like Thursday Night Football?

CBS won the bidding war against NBC, ABC and ESPN to broadcast the NFL's Thursday schedule and will begin airing the games September 11 for seven weeks, delaying the launch of the Eye's Thursday lineup. For CEO Les Moonves and CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler, the no-brainer course of action would be to shift monster hit The Big Bang Theory to Mondays during that period to help launch new comedy How I Met Your Dad, then send it back to Thursdays after the Chargers face the Broncos in the final matchup on October 23.

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Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman on The Late Show

Looks like that #CancelColbert campaign paid off ... sort of.

Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as host of The Late Show, CBS announcedThursday. The host of The Colbert Report signed a five-year deal with CBS to host the show.

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Steve Balmer Buying the Clippers?
Les Moonves Dodges 'Late Late Show' Host Questions
Les Moonves: Barack Obama Was Right to Cancel on Jimmy Kimmel
Les Moonves “Made Aware” of Malia Obama PA-ing On “Extant”

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Charlie Rose (September 15, 2006)
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Charlie Rose (April 5, 2002)

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Year Title Description
2013 The Story Behind "Friends" TV Show Series, Appearing
2013 The Story Behind "ER" TV Show Series, Appearing
2003 The Practice: Les Is More
Season 7, Episode 19
Episode, Actor - Himself
2002 Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television Drama Episode, Remarks by
2001 Inside TV Land: The Pitch Episode, Remarks by

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NBCU CEO: Nothing's Stopping Tina Fey, Jay Leno From Taking Late Show Job

With David Letterman officially announcing his retirement from the late-night stage, the question on everyone's mind is "Who will replace him?" Many names have been bandied about, and NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke isn't taking former The Tonight Show host Jay Leno and former 30 Rock star Tina Fey out of the pool of potential candidates despite their past connection to NBC...

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David Letterman to Retire from Late Show in 2015

David Letterman will retire from The Late Show in 2015, he announced during his Thursday night show.

"I phoned [CBS President and CEO Leslie Mooves] just before the program, and I said 'Leslie, it's been great, you've been great, and the network has been great, but... read more

Rake's Greg Kinnear on His Brilliant, Tragic Character: "He Learns Nothing"

Rake star Greg Kinnear says he's nothing like his disheveled, broke, womanizing character, but executive producer Peter Tolan begs to differ.

"[On Day 1], Kinnear showed up drunk with a hooker named Tammy on his arm, claiming it was a part of his process," Tolan joked Monday at Fox's Television Critics Association winter TV previews, reading from his "journal" that also poked fun at the controversy over Girls' nudity, dining at Les Moonves' house and not ever speaking of Dads. (This, by the way, comes from the guy who previously took off his pants at a TCA panel.)

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David Letterman to Host Late Show Through 2015

David Letterman has extended his contract to continue hosting the Late Show through 2015, CBS announced Friday.

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Critic's Notebook: CBS at TCA

The No. 1 broadcast network delivered a welcome jolt of energy to its day in the TCA press-tour spotlight when CBS CEO Leslie Moonves, one of network TV's most boisterous showmen and champions, took the stage Monday morning for the first time since 2005 (filling in at the last minute for entertainment president Nina Tassler, called away for a friend's funeral). Bluntly bullish on CBS's prospects for the new season ("We're confident we're going to be up this year"), Moonves credited stability as a primary factor for the network's long-term success.

"It's great to be able to renew 20 shows. It really is. ... When you can do that, it makes it easier to launch shows when you're launching them in positions that are behind successful shows. Obviously, it doesn't work all the time [RIP, Vegas and Golden Boy], but it leads to a degree of being able to win year after year." Moonves suggested the streak won't last forever, pointing to NBC's fall from grace when it couldn't find new hits to replace Friends and ER. But given the lackluster state of so much of this new fall season, it's hard to imagine any rival unseating CBS anytime soon.

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