David Letterman has set the date when he will end his run as host of CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman.” Deadline.com reports that Letterman’s production company, Worldwide Pants, confirmed today that Letterman’s last show will air Wednesday, May 20.
“News comes the morning after his replacement, Stephen Colbert, hosted CBS’s ‘Late Late Show’ replacement, James Corden, on his current Comedy Central show ‘The Colbert Report’ — and two days after Colbert hosted President Obama, the night after hosting the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony, for broadcast on CBS,” the Deadline report notes.
In an announcement, CBS Corp. President and CEO Leslie Moonves said: “David Letterman has given to all of us a remarkable legacy of achievement and creative brilliance that will never be forgotten. It’s going to be tough to say goodbye, but I know we will all cherish the shows leading up to Dave’s final broadcast in May.”
Here’s a clip of Letterman’s retirement announcement from back in April: