Stephen Colbert Getting The Band Back Together!

Tom-Purcell Meredith-Bennett

When The Late Show with Stephen Colbert premieres on Tuesday, September 8th, it will look different and we’ll see a different Stephen Colbert – namely his real self. Behind the scenes, though, will be a number of veterans of The Colbert Report – including executive producers Tom Purcell (above right) and Meredith Bennett (left) and co-executive producers Emily Lazar and Barry Julien.

Several members of the writing team – including Opus Moreschi (now also a supervising producer) and Jay Katsir (head writer) – have migrated from The Colbert Report. For more, follow the jump.


Team Features Numerous Producers and Writers from the Emmy and Peabody Award-Winning “The Colbert Report”

Tom Purcell and Meredith Bennett Serve as Executive Producers

Emily Lazar and Barry Julien Are Co-Executive Producers

CBS announced today the award-winning writing and producing team joining host, executive producer and writer Stephen Colbert for his new late night series, THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT.

Colbert brings with him many members of his Emmy and Peabody Award-winning team from “The Colbert Report.” Tom Purcell, who served as executive producer and writer, will continue in the same role for THE LATE SHOW. In addition, Meredith Bennett will serve as executive producer, expanding her previous role as co-executive producer.

Emily Lazar and Barry Julien, both from “The Colbert Report,” have been named co-executive producers. Additionally, Julien will retain his duties as a writer and Lazar will head the talent department. Head writer Opus Moreschi (“The Colbert Report”) adds supervising producer to his title and will work alongside Jay Katsir (“The Colbert Report”), who has been promoted to head writer. Also from “The Colbert Report,” Matt Lappin and Paul Dinello join the production as supervising producers/writers. THE LATE SHOW will be directed by Jim Hoskinson (“The Colbert Report”). Tanya Bracco (“The Colbert Report”) will serve as supervising producer and executive-in-charge.

New to Colbert’s team is Emily Gertler (“Good Morning America”), who joins THE LATE SHOW as senior entertainment producer. Sheryl Zelikson will be the music producer, joining THE LATE SHOW after holding the same title for the “Late Show with David Letterman.”

Stephen Colbert, best known for hosting “The Colbert Report,” is also a bestselling author and accomplished actor, writer, producer and comedian. He will take over as host of THE LATE SHOW on Tuesday, Sept. 8 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

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