David Letterman Reveals The Date Of His Final Broadcast

(PCM) Host of “The Late Show” David Letterman announced his upcoming retirement during a broadcast of the show back in April of this year. CBS has now revealed that the date for David Letterman’s final broadcast as host of “The Late Show” will be on May 20, 2015. Thus far, David Letterman holds the esteem of being the longest tenured late night talk show host, as he has spent 32 years on the air. Leslie Moonves, President and CEO of CBS released the following statement in regards to Letterman’s upcoming departure saying “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.” After Letterman’s last episode of “The Late Show” airs he will have hosted 6,028 during his time spent on the television airwaves. His replacement as host of “The Late Show” will be Stephen Colbert.

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Injury Causes U2 To Cancel Week Long Tonight Show Residency

(PCM) It appears that U2’s Bono can’t seem to catch a break! Last week, he got quite the scare when the tailgate of his private Learjet flew off mid-flight which could have led to a potential plane crash. Now, he has injured his arm after a cycling accident in New York’s Central Park which will require surgery to repair. Bono’s arm injury also has caused the band to pull out of their scheduled week long residency on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The band’s website featured the following statement from Edge, Adam and Larry: “We are one man down. Bono has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park and requires some surgery to repair it.” The statement went on to say “It looks like we will have to do our Tonight Show residency another time. Much thanks to Jimmy Fallon and everyone at the show for their understanding.”

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Chelsea Lately To Finale This August With An Hour-Long Live Event

Photo by: Timothy White/E! (E!) After seven successful years on the air, Chelsea Handler will end her late night run on E! with the series finale of “Chelsea Lately.” The network will say farewell to Handler’s comedy series with a month-long celebration of special episodes and surprise guests leading up to the live series finale on Tuesday, August 26 at 11:00pmET/PT. “We are very proud of ’Chelsea Lately’s’ long-running success and the unique space that the series carved out in late night television,” said Suzanne Kolb, President, E! “Chelsea brought a distinct voice to late night with her acerbic wit and fearless commentary and we look forward to providing fans with a memorable send-off that lives up to that tradition. Most of all, we are grateful to the ‘Chelsea Lately’ team for making this show so special for seven years.” “I myself am more surprised than anyone that I was able to hold down a job for seven years, and it was a fantastic seven years,” said Handler. “I will always look back at my time on E! as most people look back at their time in college. I’m glad I went.​” “Chelsea Lately” will continue to air new episodes … Continue reading

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It’s Finally Happened! Will Ferrell And Chad Smith Have An Epic Drum-Off!

Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC (NBC) Only The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon could make this happen! Jimmy Fallon officiated Will Ferrell and Chad Smith’s  battle for the greatest drummer on The Tonight Show that ends in a surprise performance of “Don’t Fear The Reaper” from the Red Hot Chili Peppers!  The proceeds from the epic drum-off battle went to charity with Will drumming for http://www.cancerforcollege.org/ and Chad drumming for http://www.littlekidsrock.org/

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Larry Wilmore Named As Stephen Colbert’s Replacement On Comedy Central

(PCM) It has been revealed that “The Daily Show’s” Larry Wilmore will be replacing Stephen Colbert in January when the host of “The Colbert Report” makes his move over to CBS to succeed David Letterman as host of “The Late Show”. Currently, Wilmore is cast as the “Senior Black Correspondent” on “The Daily Show” and prior that that he was the creator and writer for “The Bernie Mac Show”, “In Living Color” and “The Office”. Colbert will make his exit from “The Colbert Report” in December of this year and Wilmore’s new show titled “The Minority Report” is slated to start up in January of 2015.

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David Letterman Announces His Retirement; Planned For 2015

(PCM) 66-year old comedian and host of “Late Night” David Letterman has just announced his retirement plans, claiming that the plan is to retire “sometime next year”. Letterman began his late night career back in 1982 and was the first host of NBC’s “Late Night” franchise. Letterman’s retirement announcement was made during the taping of Thursday night’s show in New York. Letterman has the longest tenure of any late night host, as he has been in front of the camera for 32 years. Letterman made the following statement : “I just want to reiterate my thanks for the support from the network, all of the people who have worked here, all of the people in the theater, all the people on the staff, everybody at home, thank you very much. What this means now, is that Paul and I can be married.” Letterman is referring to Paul Shaffer, who has been the bandleader for both of Letterman’s programs since 1982 as well. A statement for CBS CEO Leslie Moonves reads as follows:”For 21 years, David Letterman has graced our network’s air in late night with wit, gravitas and brilliance unique in the history of our medium,” Moonves said. “During that time, Dave … Continue reading

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NBC To Celebs: It’s Fallon Or No One

(PCM) News that has been revealed today shows that NBC has been really cracking down on the rules that celebrities have to follow if they wish to be a guest on the highly successful “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” program. The rules state that if the celebrity plans to … Continue reading

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TV Highlights – November 21

TV Highlights – November 21 BBC America Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Marathon, Part 1 – All day, starting at 9a/8c Get caught up with the adventures of Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith. “CW The Vampire Diaries — (8:00-9:00pm) ““Dead Man on Campus”” At Whitmore College, Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Caroline … Continue reading

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