Thursday, April 5, 2012


CBS has reached agreements with David Letterman and Craig Ferguson for contract extensions to host their respective late night franchises – LATE SHOW and THE LATE LATE SHOW – through 2014, it was announced today by Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. 

Both series are produced by Worldwide Pants, Inc.During the course of this agreement, Letterman, who premiered in late night in 1982, would become the longest-running late night talk show host in television history, surpassing the current record of 30 years by Johnny Carson.

As part of this new deal, THE LATE LATE SHOW will move to a larger stage at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, and CBS will co-produce the series with Worldwide Pants, Inc.

“David Letterman is a late night legend with an iconic show and Craig Ferguson continues to evolve the genre in exciting and innovative ways,” said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. “These new agreements deliver ongoing high-quality entertainment for our audience and continued strength and stability for CBS in late night.”

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