David Letterman to Remain “Late Show” Host Through 2015
By: ABC Digital
(NEW YORK) — David Letterman is staying put on CBS’ Late Show for the next two years. He and CBS have agreed to a contract extension that will keep him as host of Late Show through 2015.
Letterman, 66, jokes in a statement that he and CBS CEO Les Moonves had a “lengthy discussion, and we both agreed that I needed a little more time to fully run the show into the ground.”
Letterman’s contract had been set to expire in the fall of 2014.
Letterman is the longest-running late-night talk show host in TV history. He’s hosted CBS’ Late Show for the past 20 years, after previously hosting NBC’s Late Night.
Letterman’s longtime late-night rival, Jay Leno, will say goodbye to NBC’s Tonight Show next February. He will be replaced by Jimmy Fallon, who will hand over Late Night to Seth Meyers.
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