A few months after Jay Leno left “The Tonight Show” on NBC, David Letterman has announced he plans to leave “The Late Show” on CBS. After discussing it with his producers it has been decided that 2015 will be his last year as the host of the night time talk show.
“The man who owns this network, Leslie Moonves, he and I have had a relationship for years and years and years, and we have had this conversation in the past, and we agreed that we would work together on this circumstance and the timing of this circumstance. And I phoned him just before the program, and I said ‘Leslie, it’s been great, you’ve been great, and the network has been great, but I’m retiring,'” said Letterman in a statement.
David Letterman has been the host of “The Late Show” since 1993 after he had failed to take Johnny Carson’s spot on “The Tonight Show.” Before that, he was a regular guest on “The Tonight Show” and was the host of “Late Night” from 1982 to 1993. He was praised for having an enjoyable personally and innovative humor that influenced many performers of late night comedy, including the humor and style of Conan O’Brien, who replaced Letterman on “Late Night” in 1993.
While there are rumors, there are no current announcements of who may be taking Letterman’s spot.
Source: Yahoo News