Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' to stay at Ed Sullivan Theater in New York

By Daniel S Levine,

CBS’ The Late Show may be getting a new face next year, but it isn’t moving anywhere. CBS CEO Les Moonves and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a new pact with the eye network, which will keep The Late Show at the Ed Sullivan Theater after Stephen Colbert takes over.

In addition to keeping The Late Show in NYC, CBS committed to creating around 200 New York-based jobs to keep the late night show running every day.

“Today, I am pleased to announce that the Late Show will stay in New York, where it belongs. New York has long been an international entertainment leader, and with this commitment from CBS we are beginning the next chapter in that proud history,” Cuomo said in a statement. He said that the entertainment business is thriving in New York State and thanked Moonves and CBS for sticking with the Big Apple.

“I would also like to applaud Gov. Cuomo for all that he has done to keep New York a vibrant and attractive location for all forms of television production. We’re excited to be here in late night for many years to come,” Moonves added.

David Letterman announced in April that he will be retiring from The Late Show next year and Colbert was named his replacement. Although CBS network chief Nina Tassler teased that Colbert may shake up the format, clearly the Ed Sullivan Theater marquee was too cool for CBS to give up.

A specific date for The Colbert Report host’s Late Show debut has not been set yet.

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