"Late Show with David Letterman" Sets Final Broadcast Date

News   "Late Show with David Letterman" Sets Final Broadcast Date
David Letterman will host his final broadcast of the "Late Show" May 20, 2015, beginning at 11:35 PM ET on CBS.
David Letterman
David Letterman

Guests for Letterman's final CBS broadcast have yet to be announced. “David Letterman has given to all of us a remarkable legacy of achievement and creative brilliance that will never be forgotten,” said Leslie Moonves, president and CEO of the CBS Corporation, in a statement. “It’s going to be tough to say goodbye, but I know we will all cherish the shows leading up to Dave’s final broadcast in May.”

The longest-tenured late-night talk-show host at more than 32 years, Letterman, who has hosted "Late Show" for 22 years, announced his retirement on the April 3 broadcast. Since its CBS premiere on Aug. 30, 1993, Letterman’s "Late Show" has won nine Emmy Awards and 73 Emmy nominations.

Letterman debuted on the late-night scene Feb. 1, 1982, with the premiere of “Late Night with David Letterman,” which ran for 11 ½ years and was honored with five Emmy Awards. As of May 20, 2015, Letterman will have hosted 6,028 total episodes of both “Late Night” and the "Late Show."

The "Late Show with David Letterman" is a production of Worldwide Pants Incorporated. Barbara Gaines, Matt Roberts, Jude Brennan, Maria Pope and Rob Burnett are the executive producers. Jerry Foley is the director.

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