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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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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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CBS Boss on Two and Half Men's Gay Twist, Big Bang Negotiations, Late Night Changes

Two and a Half Men has never been shy about pushing the envelope, and that won't change this fall.

Speaking to reporters after her executive session at the Television Critics Association fall previews, CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler revealed the final-season plan, which includes a fake gay relationship between Walden (Ashton Kutcher) and Alan (Jon Cryer) — and a new half man (or woman)!

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"Walden is going to have a major health scare and it is going to give him a little bit of an existential crisis," Tassler said... read more

Dave Chappelle: "I Never Quit" Chappelle's Show

It's been nine years since Dave Chappelle abruptly walked away from his hit Comedy Central series Chappelle's Show and a reported $50 million contract, but fans still want to know why he did it.

So on Tuesday's installment of Late Show, David Letterman took a swing and tried to get an answer to that question. "Technically, I... read more

Emmy Watch: How the Late Night Upheaval Could Shake Up the Variety Series Competition

When Johnny Carson signed off from The Tonight Show in 1992, his reign as the King of Late Night was celebrated with an Emmy win for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series. Granted, the competition that year was sparse: Fox's sketch-comedy show In Living Color and NBC's Late Night with David Letterman were the only others nominated.

This year, as newly retired Tonight Show host Jay Leno attempts to secure one final nomination in the category now known as... read more

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Premiered: August 30, 1993, on CBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Late-night comedy and talk with a sharply irreverent host who prowls New York's Ed Sullivan Theater, where the show is taped, and its surrounding neighborhood in an endless quest to amuse viewers and his studio audience. Regular segments include Dave's Top Ten list, stupid pet tricks and stump the band, which he lovingly borrowed from his late-night mentor Johnny Carson.

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