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Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



Week one of Fallon guests

2/17: Will Smith, U2
2/18: Jerry Seinfeld, Kristen Wiig, Lady Gaga
2/19: Bradley Cooper, Tim McGraw
2/20: Michelle Obama, Will Ferrell, Arcade fire
2:21: Justin Timberlake

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Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



The bandleader for Seth Meyers has been announced. And it's Fred Armisen

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



Guys

Leno resurfaced

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mhUsouQTag

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



Deadpool posted:

Johnny banned her after she took a talk show host role in a competing time slot. They were very good friends and he felt betrayed. I don't think they ever really even talked again after that. I guess maybe Jay just kept up the ban for some reason.

Yeah, Joan's competing show was the first-ever show on Fox. Johnny was someone who could keep grudges for the rest of his life. And Leno becoming the new permanent guest host paved the way for him to take over.

Meanwhile, apparently Chelsea Handler is ending her E! show:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/li...d-e-show-692099

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



It's probably a good time to do it now before he becomes the new most hated man in late night by default.

Also I think Conan feels more comfortable on basic cable than on broadcast in that time slot.

In any case, hold on to your butts

e: And you notice this is only weeks after Fallon successfully took over Tonight. It sorta reminds me of how Carson, Letterman's idol, ended his show.

Vertical Lime fucked around with this message at Apr 3, 2014 around 21:33

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



Supercar Gautier posted:

It's possible that CBS might actually like to have the Late Show move to LA; that lets them grab some of the Hollywood guests that NBC can't book as easily because both of their shows are in New York.

I was thinking about that. Then again, CBS continued to use Ed Sullivan to tape other programs between Sullivan and Letterman. Maybe they can sell it for a nice sum.

Video just surfaced of his announcement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9eYkpgeeI8

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



Ellen isn't a bad idea. Someone once said her daytime show was like Letterman's short-lived daytime show. And obviously it's someone who has a similar style as Fallon.

I heard that Stewart-to-CBS rumor years ago (back when CBS and Comedy Central were co-owned) but I doubt Stewart would leave now.

Turns out before he went to HBO, CBS was talking to John Oliver about the 12:30 slot:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...ver-late-693587

edit: They put up his retirement announcement in it's entirety:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5sVI_-LRCI

Vertical Lime fucked around with this message at Apr 4, 2014 around 00:58

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



bobkatt013 posted:

Hope they get Bruce to play his final show again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3AjfobLpws

The look on Letterman's face as he was about to introduce him is priceless.

I'd bet that the final show includes him, Bill Murray, Regis and Howard Stern just letting loose

Here's the aforementioned Olbermann tribute, including a story about the infamous time he filled in for John McCain:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfkd4i9Hlsc

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



Rageaholic Monkey posted:

If Colbert replaces Letterman while keeping his character, that would be incredible.

Why wouldn't they want him for his onscreen persona

And then who (probably on the Daily Show) replaces Colbert?

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



CBS just announced Colbert's getting 11:35.

Welcome to network tv, bitch

e: A 5-year deal it is.

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



The character is gone

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...-wont-be-695132

quote:

The comedian says that he will not do his faux conservative character on "The Late Show."

The surprise announcement that Stephen Colbert will take David Letterman’s late night chair sometime in 2015 left open the exact format of the new program and whether he will do his mock conservative character or be himself.

Now Colbert has provided the answer in a statement released through his publicist: "I won't be doing the new show in character, so we'll all get to find out how much of him was me. I'm looking forward to it.... "

More to come.

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



So CBS pretty much had Colbert in mind since late 2012:

http://mashable.com/2014/04/10/step...om-Tw-main-link

This excerpt is particularly of interest:

quote:

But individuals close to the succession plans tell Mashable that Colbert was approached as early as December 2012 about taking over The Late Show upon Letterman’s retirement, which at the time was still a big unknown — the network was determined to let Dave go out on his own terms and at a time of his choosing. Though Colbert and the network never entered into any formal discussions at the time, a handshake deal was made: CBS wanted Colbert, Colbert was stoked to succeed Letterman, and the rest would be worked out later.

The network still entertained calls from interested parties — the chatter among the broadcast community was that Jon Stewart was once considered for the job, but he ultimately faded out of the picture. Over the past few years, The Daily Show gained prominence (most watched in late-night among 18-49) and Stewart’s other interests — he just finished directing his first feature film — began to make a five-nights-a-week network gig look time-prohibitive.

It's been said that Colbert has been synching his contract to match up with Dave's; there may be some truth in that. But Colbert re-upped with Comedy Central in July 2012 to run through 2014, several months before Letterman signed a one-year contract in October of last year.

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.

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



Periodiko posted:

Colbert actually predates Jon on the show - he started when it was the Daily Show with Craig Kilborn.

I remember when he often called Colbert the new guy

Isn't it funny how it seems like everything Kilborn hosts gets a lot more recognition after he leaves

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



Craig just said he's ending the CBS show at the end of the year.

vvv I've seen multiple tweets saying he announced it at tonight's taping.

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



Here's a story:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/li...ate-show-699470

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



Conan re-upped through 2018. I guess it's successful enough still for TBS.

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



In New York, the writing was probably on the wall when they moved him back a half hour in favor of Seinfeld reruns.

For what it's worth, Yvette Nicole Brown went on a bit of a rant about how his show was one of only a couple of late night shows they booked her for in all her years on Community:

https://twitter.com/YNB

Also I see that Arsenio was already booked for Letterman on Wednesday, so that should be interesting.

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



Steve Vader posted:

So, we've got rotating guest Late Late Show hosts until Corden takes over in March (which is like auditioning replacements for Corden if he flames out, and judging by how nervous he was with Craig this week, it could happen).

Then Letterman retires in May, but Colbert doesn't start until August, right? What happens in the meantime at 11:30 on CBS? 2.5 months of Letterman reruns seems odd. Maybe a Best-Of Letterman extravaganza? Other guest-hosts?

There was a considerable amount of time after Letterman left NBC before Conan started. I think they just aired reruns that whole time. Then again, this is a higher-profile slot.

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



Within the news of CBS renewals, they announced Colbert starts on September 8th.

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



Timby posted:

That feels ... really late to me. The gap between Leno and Fallon wasn't even a month, I don't think, but CBS is really going to go almost four months running guest hosts on The Late Show?

I found the answer:

http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/cbs...ert-1201401194/

[quote="]Tassler also announced a Sept. 8 premiere date for Stephen Colbert’s debut as David Letterman’s successor on “The Late Show.” Letterman is set to sign off on May 20. Tassler said CBS would likely run repeats of its primetime series during the interim period.[/quote"]

I remember in the years between Pat Sajak and Letterman they already aired dramas in that timeslot.

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



Ever since Fallon started he wanted a Saved By The Bell reunion. It finally happened (minus Screech and Lisa)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MftOONlDQac

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



Steve Vader posted:

I really want Letterman to have something to say about his home state of Indiana legalizing discrimination.

He did:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2uvs_5NTGA

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



The guests for the last three editions of Letterman:

Monday: Tom Hanks, Eddie Vedder
Tuesday: Bill Murray
Wednesday: "An hour full of surprises"

Haven't seen Regis or Foo Fighters pop up during these last shows

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



Nostalgia4Butts posted:

What's the over/under on Leno showing up during the last Late Show.

.5

I can't believe Scharpling and Wurster got to be guests on a broadcast tv show.

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



From his last NBC show, here's the one musical guest Letterman always wanted up to that point

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3AjfobLpws

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



I was wondering where Regis and Foo Fighters were. Regis was there last night. And Foo Fighters have been confirmed for tonight:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...0520-story.html

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



I'm 7 months older than Letterman's run

Also Conan has some advice

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



wrote his thoughts on Letterman:

http://mmqb.si.com/2015/05/21/nfl-p...how-finale-cbs/

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



Colbert is channeling his inner Trump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFVC3qYGYiE

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



Letterman popped up during a Steve Martin/Martin Short show in San Antonio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfuXYh-BFoc

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



fart blood posted:

If this fails, America deserves Donald Trump as president.

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



Somebody had to celebrate that holiday yesterday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0VGRlEJewA

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



So Colbert is getting the precious post-Super Bowl slot:

http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/sup...ame-1201638297/

First time I've heard of a late night show being on immediately after the game (I know Ferguson and Fallon and Kimmel have aired later that night).

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



And no, Letterman isn't going to pull a Leno

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/li...dnt-care-901143

I have this gut feeling Colbert is going to end up airing after Conan

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



Since we're talking Letterman, New York Magazine snagged a rare interview with him

https://twitter.com/NYMag/status/838570093848244225

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Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



https://twitter.com/MikeBarnes4/sta...990143133208576

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK8OSXZWka0

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