David Letterman to retire in 2015

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    Was just about to post this, seems it leaked early on twitter.
     
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    I hope Craig Ferguson takes over for Dave. He's the only really good host left on late night .
     
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    I would love to see that but could Ferguson do his show at 11:35. Seems like it would be the same issue Conan had making the move.
     
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    I like Dave too. I'll miss his show for sure.
     
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    Statement is out:
     
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    I don't see any problem. It's basically the understudy taking over for the master. Same network. Different time slot.

    As far as ratings is concerned I don't think CBS is too worried considering they have almost all of the top 25 shows on television.

    Besides Leslie Moonves was once the producer for Dave before he took over CBS.
     
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    I got VIP seats on the David Letterman show back in the early 90's. Pee Wee Herman was one of the guests. What a blast that was. I'll miss the guy..
     
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    It's about time. The comedic pace of his show has been so slow that I haven't watched for years. I couldn't stand watching him laugh at his own jokes and turning to Paul to reinforce the self-applause. Don't get me wrong--I used to be a huge Letterman fan back in the days when Chris Elliot made guest appearances. If only the show had stayed that fresh.
     
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    I agree, Letterman should have retired long ago.
     
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    Couldn't have said it better myself.


    Names floating around as replacements, all of who have contracts that expire within a year. Jon Stewart, Conan, Steven Colbert.

    I hope CBS goes with something different. The late night format is so tired.
     
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    As much as I'd love to see Craig Ferguson take over, I don't think CBS sees him as a big enough name for the 11:30 slot. Hope I'm wrong. Only other talk show host that holds my interest is Jon Stewart and I don't see him leaving the relaxed reins he has at Comedy Central.
     
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    About time. Letterman's jokes are pretty cheesy and he's always talking over the guests. :eek:
     
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    Don't think we would see Jon Stewart take over. The show would become way too political .

    Besides Comedy Central is owned by NBC which is owned by Comcast.
     
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    Viacom owns Comedy Central.
     
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    Wow. I didn't know that..

    Well then.

    Jon Stewart for the new host of Late Show with Jon Stewart.
     
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    And Viacom used to own CBS, and they are both owned by Sumner Redstone. So essentially they are under the same umbrella.
     
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    Wow he looks old, I've not seen his show in years and so now I see time has not been kind :eek:
     
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    The man is almost 70 and had emergency quadruple bypass surgery a few years ago.
     
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    I wonder if Jay Leno would see the humor in taking over for Letterman under a 1 year contract, while they do a replacement search.
     
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    Yes, really, I'm surprised he looks this good.
     
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    WOW :eek:

    I didn't know he was that age. I don't follow late night TV so I'm a bit out of touch :eek:
     

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