Well, the suspense is over. After manning the Late Show desk for 22 years, David Letterman will leaving the show on May 2-0, 2015.
“David Letterman has given to all of us a remarkable legacy of achievement and creative brilliance that will never be forgotten,” said Leslie Moonves, President and CEO of the CBS Corporation. “It’s going to be tough to say goodbye, but I know we will all cherish the shows leading up to Dave’s final broadcast in May.”
OK Go have a new album, Hungry Ghosts, and, whenever there’s a new album, there is also a new video – in this case for their new single, I Won’t Let You Down. The new video was shot in Japan’s Chiba Prefecture in August – directed by Kazuaki Seki and the band’s Damimian Kulash.
OK Go begin a world tour March 21st, 2015 will also make three special appearances prior to that: on Late Night with David Letterman (November 11th); October 29 Q&A/performance at Los Angeles’ GRAMMY Museum®, and a November 14 appearance at the Fitzgerald Theater in St Paul, MN with comic Hari Kondabolu on NPR’s Wits. Check out the video after the jump.
Well. That certainly didn’t take long. CBS has named Steven Colbert as David Letterman’s replacement as host of The Late Show when Letterman retires next year. Colbert has signed on for five years, to start with.
Check out the press release (after the jump) for more details.
It’s the end of an era at CBS – and for late night television. Davis Letterman is retiring. In a statement from his production company, Worldwide Pants, Lettermean said, ‘…it’s been great, but I’m retiring.’
For me, Letterman is one of the two all-time great interviewers from late night (the other being the late Tom Snyder of NBC’s The tomorrow Show and CBS’ The Late Late Show). While he won plaudits for his offbeat humor, Letterman never shied away from the ‘What the hell was that?’ questions, and that made him the most unpredictable host in late night.
The Worldwide Pants press release and a statement from CBS’ head, Les Moonves, follow the jump.
Our blog partners over at TVcom have quite a scoop tonight. Paul McCartney will be on tonight’s David Letterman Show and the CBS owned TV.com will also feature a live performance on their website. For details check out TV.com and here’s the story.