Stephen Colbert, who usually broadcasts from his perch on CBS’s “Late Show,” is poised to go live on another channel on Election Night. USA Today reports that Colbert and Showtime are in talks for a “probable election-night special” on the pay-cable channel.
Showtime chief David Nevins talked about the plan Thursday at the TCA press tour. The special on Showtime — which is owned by CBS Corp. — will probably run for an hour at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT), he said, adding that “if there’s stuff happening, we can keep the cameras rolling.”
Nevins noted that the pay-cable environment should enable Colbert to stretch a bit. “He can take what he’s doing on the CBS show, but bring it here, and do it unfettered,” Nevins said.
The Showtime boss added that Colbert “promised he would say a couple of curse words. … It will be interesting to see what Colbert does with no commercial breaks, no language restrictions. He’s kind of excited about it; he’s never done that before.”