Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

With his silly antics, there really is no better replacement! Late night television will never be the same.

A little under a week ago, David Letterman told his audience that he would retire from The Late Show in 2015. Social media went into a frenzy as fans wondered who would replace the talk show king in one of TV’s most important time slots. Well, on Thursday, CBS announced that comedian and television host, Stephen Colbert, would take over Letterman’s spot!

Details are pretty scarce right now, but we do know that Colbert has signed a 5 year contract. For those wondering whether he’ll bring over his pretend conservative character from The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, he will not. You see, the comedian has made quite a name for himself by making fun of politicians, current events, and other news sources.

So, what does Letterman have to say about his replacement? “I’m very excited for him, and I’m flattered that CBS chose him,” said Letterman. He then joked, “I also happen to know they wanted another guy with glasses.”

Colbert’s premiere date on The Late Show is not yet determined, but CBS assures fans that once Letterman’s final episodes begin to air, they’ll work with Colbert to figure out a schedule.

Images courtesy of The Colbert Report Facebook.