We’ve long known David Letterman’s retirement next year would mark the end of an era in late-night television, but now we know exactly when that will occur.
CBS announced Wednesday that Letterman will host his final broadcast of “Late Show” on May 20.
In a statement, CBS president and CEO Leslie Moonves said, “David Letterman has given to all of us a remarkable legacy of achievement and creative brilliance that will never be forgotten. 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.”
Letterman, who has hosted “Late Show” for 22 years,” announced his retirement last April. He will be succeeded by Stephen Colbert of “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central. Colbert’s last show on the cable network will air Dec. 18.