Stephen Colbert will be covering the presidential election live on Nov. 8, but not on his CBS show. Colbert unveiled plans today for a live special to be televised on Showtime.
“It’ll be all the political comedy you love from my CBS show, with all the swearing and nudity you love from Showtime,” Colbert said.
The special, “Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going To Clean Up This Shi*t?,” is set for 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT on Election Night, Tuesday, Nov. 8. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc.
“By bringing his unique comedic perspective to the anything-goes nature of premium cable, Colbert will be able to do things he’s never been able to do in this campaign, such as directly quote a candidate without being bleeped,” Showtime notes in its announcement. “The special program will feature the much beloved and totally irreverent Colbert reacting in real time to the election results as the state by state returns come in, making it the perfect election night destination for people who want to see all the latest news, without actually having to watch the news.”
The one-hour program will air live from The Ed Sullivan Theater in New York and will include a studio audience.
The election night special will be produced by the same team responsible for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Colbert, Chris Licht, Tom Purcell and Jon Stewart are the executive producers.