CBS and Stephen Colbert have decided to stay in business together! The Late Show host has announced a three year extension to his contract. His new deal will keep him with CBS through the Summer of 2023. Colbert’s current deal was set to expire in August 2020.
“Stephen Colbert is one of the most entertaining, influential and relevant voices in America today,” said David Nevins, chief creative officer of CBS Corp. and chairman and CEO of Showtime.
“His monologue has become a vibrant part of the national discussion, and a spot on Stephen’s couch places guests from the worlds of entertainment, news and politics in front of late night’s largest and most desirable audience. We’re incredibly proud of the broadcast and thrilled to extend our relationship with Stephen for years to come.”
Joked Colbert, “I’ve been asked by CBS to host The Late Show until 2023, and I have every intention of honoring their subpoena.”
CBS can rest easy as both of their late night hosts are signed for the foreseeable future.