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Stephen Colbert’s Late Night Show Has Been Renewed (Whew)

Stephen Colbert’s Late Night Show Has Been Renewed (Whew)

Stephen Colbert, the undisputed king of late night (according to ratings), is here to stay — well, for another three years.

CBS CEO George Cheeks revealed that Colbert will continue his reign as the host of the network’s top-rated late night show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, through 2026. This contract extension comes as a delightful surprise for fans, as Colbert’s current pact was set to expire this year.

“We just extended him for three more years, and I was praying for that to happen,” Cheeks told Deadline.

Colbert’s continued presence on late-night television brings some much-needed stability to CBS during a transitional period. In April, James Corden bid farewell to his long-running The Late Late Show after eight years, which will be replaced by former Comedy Central series @midnight.

Colbert is far and away the most likely late night host to really go there with his guests. He often presents a (slightly) more intellectual take on the news and pop culture events than his peers. Check out some of his most real moments and takeaways here.

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