CBS has announced David Letterman's successor... and that person is Stephen Colbert
Colbert will start his 5 year contract to do The Late Show after David Letterman steps down before or when Dave's contract expires in August of 2015, as he says he may step down early.
Colbert also confirms that he won't do the show "in character" either.
He stated that even just being a guest on David Letterman's show was one of the highlights of his career. Adding that he's thrilled and grateful that CBS chose him, and gave him the opportunity to follow in Dave's footsteps.
Letterman said that Stephen has always been a real friend to him and he's very excited for him, and he's flattered that CBS chose Stephen. Adding his own wit, Dave said that he also happened to know they wanted another guy with glasses.
Looks like the new "Late-Night War" is Colbert vs Fallon. Does that make this photo a little more awkward for Jimmy?