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Chelsea Handler Tells Ellen: I'll "Never Go to CBS"

Chelsea Handler, Ellen DeGeneres

Chelsea Handler wants to put a stop to the reports that she's getting her own show on CBS.

"I would never be on a regular network," Handler, who currently hosts Chelsea Lately on E!, told Ellen DeGeneres Thursday. "I would never do that to my fans or to myself or to the network."

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Stephen Colbert Will Stop By Late Show Next Week

Stephen Colbert, David Letterman

Stephen Colbert won't officially take over as host of The Late Show until next year, but he'll stop by as a guest next Tuesday, April 22.

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Conan O'Brien Calls Stephen Colbert the "Right Person" for Late Show

Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert

While some speculated that Conan O'Brien was up to replace David Letterman on the Late Show, the comedian has given his full support tonewly named host Stephen Colbert. In fact, O'Brien has revealed that he wasn't even in the running for the late-night gig.

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Stephen Colbert on Late Show Gig: "I Do Not Envy Whoever They Try to Put in That Chair"

Stephen Colbert

With only eight more months before he retires his ultra-conservative "Stephen Colbert" character, Stephen Colbert addressed his big Late Show promotion indirectly on Thursday's episode of.... read more

Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman on The Late Show

Stephen Colbert

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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Jay Leno on David Letterman's Retirement: He and I Are Going to Broadway

Jay Leno, David Letterman

David Letterman hasn't revealed what he plans to do after he retires from The Late Show in 2015, but his former rival Jay Leno has a suggestion: head to the Great White Way.

When Extra asked Leno about Letterman's recent retirement announcement, Leno joked: "You know, he and I are going to do The Sunshine Boys on Broadway, so we're very excited about that."

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Who Should Replace Letterman? Our Top 10 List

David Letterman

As CBS CEO Les Moonves said, "there's only one David Letterman" — and he's the onlyLate Show host the series has ever known. Letterman's impending retirement is still a year out, but that doesn't mean we can't start thinking about his eventual successor. Here is our top 10 list of picks.
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David Letterman to Retire from Late Show in 2015

David Letterman

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

Josh Charles Sounds Off on Good Wife Death: "Everything's Going to Be OK"

Josh Charles, David Letterman

For a guy who was just brutally gunned down and killed in court less than 24 hours ago, Josh Charles looked pretty happy and, well, lively when he stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman on Monday to talk about... read more

Comedian David Brenner Dies at 78

David Brenner

Comedian and Tonight Show legend David Brenner died Saturday at the age of 78, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Premiered: August 30, 1993, on CBS
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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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