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Stephen Colbert has received an extension from CBS for The Late Show
June 14, 2023
Host of “The Late Show”. Stephen Colbert will remain as host for at least three more years. Grayling The Hollywood Reporter, CBS Chairman and CEO George Cheeks announced that Colbert had signed a contract extension with CBS to host the late-night talk show. Cheeks made the announcement at the Banff World Media Festival on Tuesday (June 13).
Stephen Colbert signs extension with CBS as host of “The Late Show.”
Under the new extension, Colbert will remain with CBS through 2026. His current contract is scheduled to expire at the end of 2023. Currently, “The Late Show” is airing reruns due to the ongoing Writers Guild of America labor strike. (WGA) against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), which has been ongoing since May 2.
Cheeks said in the announcement, “(Colbert) is happy — not so much right now because they’re not working — but they’re very happy and it’s a really close-knit group that’s firing on all cylinders and Stephen is having a great time. .” The executive continued: “We have now extended (the contract) for another three years and I was praying that it would happen.”
The contract renewal marks Colbert’s 11th year as host of the popular late-night talk show. Colbert took over for longtime host David Letterman in September 2015. He has also been the most-watched late-night talk show host for the past several seasons. Before the WGA strike, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” averaged 2.14 million viewers each week, excluding reruns.
Colbert serves as an executive producer on the talk show’s iteration alongside Tom Purcell and former “Daily Show” colleague Jon Stewart. Additionally, the comedian is relaunching his comedy game show “@midnight,” which will take over the 12:35 a.m. slot previously held by “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” as the show ended . Additionally, Colbert’s Spartina Productions banner has a first-look deal with CBS Studios.
Colbert rose to prominence after joining Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” in 1997 during its second season. He later got his own news show, “The Colbert Report,” which debuted on Comedy Central in October 2005 and ran for 11 seasons. 1447 episodes. The show ended in December 2014 after Colbert was tapped to succeed Letterman as the new host of CBS’ “The Late Show.”
Colbert also co-created the Comedy Central series “Strangers With Candy” with Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris and Mitch Rouse. She also co-starred in the series alongside Sedaris, who led the show as Geraldine “Jerri” Antonia Blank. Colbert played Charles Noble, a history teacher at Flatpoint High, the school Blank attended.
Other acting roles included Phil Ken Sebben, the eccentric boss of superhero-turned-lawyer Harvey Birdman in “Harvey Birdman, Lawyer.” He also appeared in the 2005 big screen reboot of “Bewitched” alongside Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell. “Monsters vs. In the movie “Aliens”, Hathaway voiced the President, in “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” voiced Paul Peterson.
During his illustrious career, Colbert received 45 Emmy nominations. He has collected 10 sculptures so far. He also won two Grammy Awards out of three nominations.