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CBS confirms Stephen Colbert to fill Letterman's Late Show spot

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CBS Television on Thursday announced Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as host of the Late Show, with a 5-year contract.

WILL COLBERT KEEP COMEDY CENTRAL SCHTICK?

"Specific creative elements, as well as the producers and the location for the Colbert-hosted Late Show, will be determined and announced at a later date," the network said in a statement.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

"Simply being a guest on David Letterman's show has been a highlight of my career. I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave's lead. I'm thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth." – Stephen Colbert

"Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television. David Letterman's legacy and accomplishments are an incredible source of pride for all of us here, and today's announcement speaks to our commitment of upholding what he established for CBS in late night." - Les Moonves, CBS president and CEO

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