Late Show with David Letterman

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Former Late Show Intern Drops Lawsuit Against David Letterman

David Letterman

The former Late Show with David Letterman intern who filed a class action suit against CBS Broadcasting, CBS Corp. and David Letterman's production company on Tuesday over unpaid labor, has dropped her lawsuit... read more

VIDEOS: Late Night Remembers Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers

Late-night hosts and guests honored Joan Rivers Thursday, each paying tribute to the pioneering comedian in their own way.

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

Stephen Colbert, David Letterman

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

Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer

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

VIDEO: David Letterman Walks Out on Joan Rivers During Interview

Joan Rivers, David Letterman

Joan Rivers just got a taste of her own medicine.

Days after walking out on CNN Newsroom host Fredericka Whitfield in the middle of an interview, Rivers was... read more

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

Dave Chappelle and David Letterman

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

Jay Leno

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

VIDEO: Lea Michele Addresses Rumored Glee Drama with Naya Rivera

Lea Michele and David Letterman

David Letterman used some clever trickery to get Lea Michele to open up about the rumored drama between Michele and her Glee co-star Naya Rivera.

During Friday's Late Show, Letterman asked Michele about reports that she "knocked someone out" on the set, a rumor he completely made up in order to see how she'd respond.

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Neil Patrick Harris: I Turned Down Late Show Gig

Neil Patrick Harris

Apparently Stephen Colbert wasn't the only name in contention to take over hosting duties at The Late Show after David Letterman retires next year. In an interview with Howard Stern this week, Neil Patrick Harris revealed that CBS CEO Leslie Moonves and Entertainment President Nina Tassler also approached him about the gig.

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The Daily Show's Larry Wilmore to Replace Stephen Colbert

Larry Wilmore

Comedy Central has tapped The Daily Show's Larry Wilmore to replace Stephen Colbert, the network announced Friday.

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Premiered: August 30, 1993, on NBC
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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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