Stephen Colbert fans now have a date to put on their calendars. CBS announced Monday morning that the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” will make its premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City.
“I have nine months to make a show, just like a baby,” Colbert said in a statement. “So first, I should find out how you make a baby.”
Though he will be filling big shoes in replacing David Letterman, who hosted the "Late Show" for 21 years, it could be argued that Colbert’s greatest challenge will be matching his own successes on Comedy Central. “The Colbert Report” earned two Peabody Awards and two Emmy wins for Outstanding Variety Series (2013, 2014) and four Emmys for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program (2008, 2010, 2013, 2014). Those awards came out of a whopping 29 nominations.
"The Late Show" will be taped at the same building where Letterman taped his late-night show. Colbert was named Letterman’s successor on April 10, 2014.