Stephen Colbert 'Late Show' Contract Extended Through 2023

Tarrah Gibbons
October 18, 2019 - 1:21 pm

Get ready to watch more Stephen Colbert on your TV! CBS just extended Colbert's contract through 2023.

"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" will continue through August 2023. Colbert's contract extension comes just four years after the comedian succeeded David Letterman as host of the program on September 8, 2015.

The extension will now bring his show to run on air for eight years. His new deal joins the recent contract extension with “The Late Late Show” James Corden. The network extended Corden’s contract through August 2022.

While Corden's previous contract was set to expire this season, Corden swooped in with his pen to sign a better, longer deal with the broadcasting company to secure his late night show for two and a half more years, Variety reports.

In a statement Colbert said, "I've been asked by CBS to host 'The Late Show' until 2023, and I have every intention of honoring their subpoena."

"Stephen Colbert is one of the most entertaining, influential and relevant voices in America today," Chief Creative Officer of CBS Corporation David Nevins said in a statement. "His monologue has become a vibrant part of the national discussion,” he continued.

Colbert covers everything from news to speaking a lot about President Donald Trump.

Back in March the late-night host interviewed Kit Harington. Harington, who plays Jon Snow in "Game of Thrones", stopped by the show to promote the eighth and final season.

According to CNN, other late-night hosts have also signed contracts in the last few years. Jimmy Kimmel has a deal with ABC through 2022. Seth Meyers and Jimmy Fallon are both under contract through 2021. Trevor Noah has also signed a contract with Comedy Central until 2022.

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