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Stephen Colbert to Succeed David Letterman as Host of The Late Show (TVNewser)
It’s official: Stephen Colbert will take over as the host of CBS’ The Late Show when David Letterman retires next year. Specifics of Colbert’s show — including the premiere date, producers and location — will be determined after the timeline is decided for Letterman’s retirement, CBS said. Capital New York The rank and file at The Colbert Report, his Comedy Central show, are operating on the assumption they are invited to follow the comedian to staff The Late Show and stay in New York, someone familiar with Colbert’s transition plan said. Variety When Colbert sits behind the desk of the CBS program, he will do it with a new presentation — not as the right-wing caricature he plays in his current perch on Comedy Central. “He is not going to play that character,” said Nina Tassler, chairman of CBS Entertainment, in an interview. THR / The Live Feed The Colbert Report, which launched in 2005, has earned an Emmy win for outstanding variety series (2013) and three Emmy wins for writing for a variety, music or comedy program (2013, 2010, 2008). Before that, Colbert spent eight years as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show With Jon Stewart as an on-air personality and writer of news satire. He also has written two books — I Am America (And So Can You!) and America Again: Re-Becoming The Greatness We Never Weren’t — and won a Grammy for spoken word for America Again earlier this year. Mashable Several media outlets quoted network executives saying the deal came together quickly after Letterman’s retirement, including breakneck negotiations with several candidates. Craig Ferguson, whose Late Late Show comes on after Letterman’s, was never seen as a true contender for the slot; it remains to be seen whether he’ll stick around after being passed over. Other names thrown in the mix were Chelsea Handler and Neil Patrick Harris — but even as top contenders, they were dark horses at best. For nearly 18 months, Colbert was always CBS’ guy.

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LAT In 90 Seconds

33137281.jpgNBC Leaves Burbank: After more than 50 years, NBC Studios is lifting its stakes and moving, to Universal Studios — extending employees’ commutes, like, a half-block.

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Material Girl, Er, Mature Woman: Madonna, who turned 49 when no one was looking, is leaving Warner Music — and the whole tired concept of “record labels,” to sign a comprehensive deal with Live Nation Inc. that would call for the concert promoter to sell her recordings, put on her tours and handle her merchandising, corporate sponsorship deals and licensing. It’s an innovative idea from an ever-innovating musician — And apparently, it comes just in time: People have so forgotten the mega-star that the LAT even accidentally ran a photo with this story of what has to be Florence Henderson.

x33129919.jpgDid Radiohead’s Experiment Yield A Profit? The LAT story doesn’t really say.