Report: David Letterman Close to New Contract with CBS


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Ray Tamarra/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — David Letterman is closing in on a deal to continue his run on CBS’ late-night schedule until 2014, according to The New York Times.  An executive involved with the negotiations tells the newspaper that a deal is “very close.”

Letterman’s current contract ends in August. He launched CBS’ Late Show in 1993 after spending over a decade with NBC.

According to Variety, CBS has also engaged in contract talks with its other late-night host, Craig Ferguson.  The New York Times, citing an executive in the know, reports there is a possibility Ferguson may decide to leave his program. He has hosted the Late Late Show since 2005.

Letterman’s production company, Worldwide Pants, produces both the Late Show and the Late Late Show.

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