Last week, Stephen Colbert had begun giving us glimpses into his life via quarantine. He started broadcasting 10-20 minute clips from places around his house, such as his bathtub and his back porch. These clips had been broadcasting on CBS before a rerun of The Late Show in its original incarnation. But it was announced that he will be going back to broadcasting new full-length episodes.
With this, he will be joining other shows that have been working with this approach that will also include The Daily Show, Conan, Full Frontal w/Samantha Bee, Real Time w/Bill Maher, and Last Week Tonight w/John Oliver. Additionally, James Corden will be airing a prime time special on Monday from his home, and Jimmy Fallon has also been airing shortened versions of The Tonight Show from his home that have aired before repeat highlights.
“I’m staying at home and so is everybody who works for me, but thanks to some amazing work by my staff and the CBS broadcasting folks, we will be back on Monday with new Late Shows,” Colbert wrote in a statement on Twitter.
This does seem to be a good way to keep staff members employed throughout this, and if it means even more content to help us get by, then we’re all for it!