Fans of The Late Show rejoice! Today it was reported by Deadline that host Stephen Colbert has signed a deal that will find him as serving as host of The Late Show until at least 2023. Colbert started his tenure in 2015 after taking over for David Letterman, who founded the franchise in 1993, meaning it will have been 8 years when it’s time for him to renew again.
“Stephen Colbert is one of the most entertaining, influential and relevant voices in America today,” said David Nevins, Chief Creative Officer of CBS Corporation amd Chairman/CEO at Showtime Networks. “His monologue has become a vibrant part of the national discussion, and a spot on Stephen’s couch places guests from the worlds of entertainment, news and politics in front of late-night’s largest and most desirable audience. We’re incredibly proud of the broadcast and thrilled to extend our relationship with Stephen for years to come.”
Colbert has been dominating the ratings regularly in the past few years, averaging about 3 million viewers so far this season. Many attribute this to his vocal stance against the current Trump administration, which probably isn’t too far from the truth at all. As far as politically comedy goes, it’s up to Colbert, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah and John Oliver to keep us all informed in the midst of all the craziness going on.
“I’ve been asked by CBS to host The Late Show until 2023, and I have every intention of honoring their subpoena,” Colbert joked.
Something tells me The Late Show w/Stephen Colbert isn’t going anywhere anytime soon!