The three-night event kicks off May 18 at 11:35 PM ET with a visit from Academy Award winner Tom Hanks, who first appeared with Letterman on “Late Night” April 4, 1984, and will make his 60th total appearance with the host. Rocker Eddie Vedder will also make a special music performance backed by Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra. Bill Murray, Letterman’s first guest on the debut of “Late Night" on Feb. 1, 1982, and his first guest on the Aug. 30, 1993, premiere of "Late Show," makes his 44th overall and final appearance with the host May 19.
The May 20 final broadcast will be an hour filled with surprises, memorable highlights, the show’s final Top Ten List and more.
The "Late Show with David Letterman" is a production of Worldwide Pants Incorporated. Barbara Gaines, Matt Roberts, Jude Brennan and Rob Burnett are the executive producers.