The press is just all over Stephen. This last month has been a whirlwind of media coverage. There are too many articles in fact. Here is the first round and next week we will have part 2.
Since the speculation started and the announcement was made last week that Stephen Colbert will indeed take over for David Letterman, naturally people are talking about it. We’re losing two shows and then gaining two shows, or maybe three, depending if Craig Ferguson stays on.
Following CBS’s announcement on Thursday that Stephen Colbert would replace David Letterman as host of ‘The Late Show’ in 2015, the hosts of late night weighed in on the announcement.
In years gone by, the announcement of a new host has brought with it feuds, betrayals and late nights wars. But in recent times, the atmosphere has changed. Today’s generation of late night host addressed the news by offering their congratulations and best wishes to their newly promoted colleague.
There have been a few press articles about Stephen recently. The preceding is the understatement of the year.
Between the cancelcolbert affair and now the speculations about him replacing David Letterman, it’s difficult to keep track of everything. That’s where we come in. Never fear hubsters! We got your backs. Here are some of the many recent articles.
As I was compiling articles and videos for this piece, it was not about what to put in, but deciding what to leave out. I would get a link to an article and as I was reading it, on the sidebar was another article about Stephen or about the Late Show or Suey Park and even now Bill O’Reilly is in the mix, and even sometimes when I clicked on that one, there was yet another one on the side. Here goes…
On last night’s episode of ‘The Late Show’, long time host David Letterman announced his retirement from late night television, stating that he will be stepping down as host sometime next year, which is when his contract is due to expire.
Already the blogosphere is ripe with speculation on who will replace the outgoing Letterman. As Bill Carter notes in ‘The New York Times’, heir apparent and host of ‘The Late Late Show’, Craig Ferguson’s previous contracts with CBS have included a “Prince of Wales” clause, giving him the first right of refusal should David Letterman decide to leave.
However, as David Letterman knows only too well, such clauses are never set in stone, as a network can choose to pay off the deal rather than honour the succession, as happened when Jay Leno was chosen to succeed Johnny Caron in favour of David Letterman in 1992.
Suggestions for possible replacement’s have erupted across the web, with candidates ranging from Chris Rock to Louie C.K., Chelsea Handler to Conan O’Brien, Tina Fey to Amy Sedaris, and most interestingly Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.
This morning Deadlines Nikki Finke Tweeted, “My sources say Stephen Colbert “the only one on the air currently that CBS is considering,” with Newsdays Verne Gay adding “I repeat: All eyes now on Stephen Colbert. His CC deal is up soon. And I hear CBS wants him for “Late Show.” He’s not Dave – but brilliant.”
Insider speculation aside, who do you think should be the next host of ‘The Late Show’? Would you like to see Stephen Colbert make the jump, stay on at ‘The Colbert Report’, or do something entirely different? Share your thoughts with the Hub!!
Hello, Hubsters and welcome to this special In The Press post. In honor of the upcoming release of Mr. Peabody and Sherman, starring Stephen Colbert, we are going back in time! We are featuring all articles from the past, going all the way back to when Jon first started hosting the Daily Show. It was a simpler time. (Sorry, but I think it’s illegal or something, if I don’t say that.) Seriously though, since 1999, when Jon started hosting, it really was a different world. We could get through security at airports in a flash. It was a time without tweets and instagrams and iPhones. A MapQuest was more about trying to fold it up properly and Googling something meant you had to go to Wikipedia, wait, I mean an actual encyclopedia. How DID we manage?
So get in the WABAC machine and buckle up. (again, illegal if I don’t say that.)
Welcome to the ‘Six Degrees Catch Up Edition’ featuring all the latest happenings and goings on in the world of ‘Daily Show’ and ‘Colbert Report’ staff and ‘Friends of the Show’.
In this month’s catch up we have new music from Bryan Dinello, interviews with Jon Stewart, Elliott Kalan, Jessica Williams, Lewis Black, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Steve Carell, humour pieces from Amy and David Sedaris, and John Oliver’s new HBO series gets a premiere date.
When news stories fall through the cracks, we here at Colbert News Hub catch it for a post we call “In the Press”.
Hello Hubsters! Once again, we present the latest buzz regarding Stephen, Jon and everyone in their circle. Well, the Superb Owl is over and it’s that time of year when sports fans are dying for oxygen. There’s no more football until September and MLB spring training is just around the corner, but hey at least there’s the Olympics, right? The Luge is just as good as Peyton Manning blowing the snap.
In this edition we have lots about Stephen’s Wonderful Pistachios ads and and a whole swath of late night stuff.
Congratulations to the Producer’s of “The Colbert Report” who have been awarded the 25th Annual Producers Guild Award for “Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television”. This is the seventh year in a row that “The Colbert Report” have been honoured with this award.