Stephen Colbert’s Late Show Premiere Date Set

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 8:  Host Stephen Colbert appears during the "Been There: Won That: The Returnification of the American-Do Troopscapeon" special of The Colbert Report on September 8, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/PictureGroup)
Photo: Scott Gries/Comedy Central

Late Show With Stephen Colbert will premiere Tuesday, September 8, CBS announced today. That might seem like a ways away, but time flies when you’re taking over for an icon of American comedy. For those building timelines, David Letterman announced his retirement on April 3 of last year, and Colbert was named as his successor a week later; the Report wrapped up on December 18, 2014; and Letterman’s last show will air Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Presumably, we’ll spend the summer between Letterman’s farewell and Colbert’s debut in utter spiritual turmoil.

Colbert’s Late Show Will Premiere September 8