Letterman Re-Ups Through Fall 2010

Dec 4, 2006  •  Post A Comment

David Letterman has signed a new contract to host “Late Show With David Letterman” though fall 2010.

The deal will give CBS late-night stability during the passing of NBC’s “Tonight Show” baton from Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien in 2009.

“I’m thrilled to be continuing on at CBS. At my age you really don’t want to have to learn a new commute,” Mr. Letterman said in the announcement by CBS on Monday.

“Thirteen years ago, David Letterman put CBS late-night on the map and in the process became one of the defining icons of our network,” Leslie Moonves, president and CEO of CBS Corp., said. “His presence on our air is an ongoing source of pride, and the creativity and imagination that the ‘Late Show’ puts forth every night is an ongoing display of the highest-quality entertainment. We are truly honored that one of the most revered and talented entertainers of our time will continue to call CBS ‘home.'”

The former host of “Late Night” on NBC, Mr. Letterman will mark 25 years in late-night comedy in February 2007.