Late Show with David Letterman

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Late Show with David Letterman

American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman on CBS, the first iteration of the CBS Late Show add

Category: Movies & TV (400)

Launched in 1990.

Countries: United States (77%), United Kingdom (10%), (5%)

Main connections: David Letterman, CBS, Worldwide Pants Incorporated

Linked to: Worldwide Pants Incorporated, CBS, Fox Broadcasting Company, Museum of Broadcast Communications

 

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1990

Leno benefited from the lead-in provided by NBC's popular "Must See TV" prime time programs of the mid-to-late 1990s add something


1992

Jay Leno - Although this represented the lowest second-quarter ratings for the show since 1992, "Tonight" was still the most-watched late night program, ahead of ABC's "Nightline" and David Letterman's "Late Show"


1993

Bill Wendell - He moved with Letterman to CBS in 1993, staying as announcer on the "Late Show with David Letterman"

 

David Letterman - In 1993 and 1994, "The Late Show" consistently gained higher ratings than "The Tonight Show"

 

Worldwide Pants Incorporated - It has produced the "Late Show" since 1993, and produced or co-produced "The Late Late Show" since 1995

 

Tom Malone (musician) - Malone joined the CBS Orchestra on November 1, 1993, and has contributed more than 800 arrangements to the "Late Show"

 

Rush Limbaugh - On December 17, 1993, Limbaugh appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman"


1994

Likewise the & CBS network was hurt by affiliation switches in late 1994 relating to Fox's acquirement of CBS's National Football League rights, stunting the "Late Show" just as it was beginning to gain traction add something

 

Suzanne Westenhoefer - She went on to become the first openly gay comic to host her own HBO Comedy Special in 1994 and to appear on the Late Show with David Letterman in 2003

 

The show's highest rated episode was on February 23, 1994 after the Winter Olympics with 15 million viewers add something

 

Its second highest rated show aired on February 25, 1994 and got 11,1 million viewers add something

 

Madonna (entertainer) - In March 1994, she appeared as a guest on the "Late Show with David Letterman", using profanity that was required to be censored on television and handing Letterman a pair of her underwear and asking him to smell it

 

David Letterman - Carson's final television appearance came May 13, 1994, on a "Late Show" episode taped in Los Angeles, when he made a surprise appearance during a 'Top 10 list' segment


1995

Announcer Bill Wendell left in 1995, with Alan Kalter taking his place add something

 

Ed Sullivan - In a 1995 appearance on The "Late Show with David Letterman" , Ross stated, "he could never remember our names

 

Leno pulled ahead on July 10, 1995, starting with a Hugh Grant interview, after Grant's much-publicized arrest for picking up an LA prostitute add something

 

Announcer Bill Wendell retired and left the show on August 18, 1995 add something


1996

In 1996, long-time producer Robert Morton left and head writer Rob Burnett was promoted to executive producer add something

 

Mitch Hedberg - He soon appeared on MTV's "Comikaze", followed by a 1996 appearance on "Late Show with David Letterman" which brought him his big break


1998

Travis Meeks - Days of the New performed their hit single "Touch, Peel and Stand" live on the "Late Show with David Letterman" in 1998


2000

Burnett was absent from the day-to-day operations from 2000 to 2004, and was replaced by Barbara Gaines and Maria Pope, both of whom continue to serve as executive producers, with Gaines currently acting as on-air producer add something

 

In 2000, after Letterman had quintuple bypass surgery, the "Late Show Backstage" was aired add something

 

Mark Borchardt - Borchardt has made five appearances on "Late Show with David Letterman", including serving as Letterman's 2000 election correspondent


2001

Jonathan Ames - He has been a guest on the "Late Show with David Letterman" several times and played the lead role in the 2001 IFC film "The Girl Under the Waves", an on-screen experiment in improvisational acting

 

Daniel Tosh - Tosh's first big career break came in 2001 with a performance on the "Late Show with David Letterman"


2002

In 2002, "Late Show with David Letterman" was ranked No. 7 on "TV Guide"s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time add something

 

CelebriDucks - Since 2002, CelebriDucks have been handed out at numerous sporting events, been written in numerous newspapers and magazines, appeared on "The Late Show" twice, and have been commissioned by over a dozen Fortune 500 companies


2003

In 2003, producer Jude Brennan was added to the team of executive producers add something

 

In the summer of 2003, Letterman had guest hosts for a month add something

 

Tom Green - In June 2003, Green served as a guest-host on "Late Show with David Letterman" which led to him hosting his own late-night talk show on MTV entitled "The New Tom Green Show"


2004

From 2004 to 2010, Friday's show was taped on Mondays add something

 

Kristy Cates - As a member of the cast, she performed on the 2004 Tony Awards, Late Show with David Letterman, and at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

 

Davy Rothbart - In 2004, as he was on a nationwide tour to promote the Found book, he appeared twice on the television program the Late Show with David Letterman on CBS

 

Emilie Autumn - She performed live with Love and The Chelsea on "Late Show with David Letterman" on March 17, 2004, and at Bowery Ballroom the next day


2005

In 2005, after the death of Johnny Carson, it was revealed that Carson had made a habit of sometimes sending jokes to Letterman which Letterman would incorporate into his monologues add something

 

David Letterman - The feud apparently ended in 2005 when Winfrey appeared on CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" on December 2, in an event Letterman jokingly referred to as "the Super Bowl of Love"

 

Lassally, who had served as an executive producer for Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show", was invited back to "Late Show" in January 2005 as a guest to discuss the recent death of Carson add something

 

The January 31, 2005, episode of the "Late Show", which featured a tribute to Carson, began with a monologue made up entirely of jokes written by Carson since his retirement add something

 

The show began broadcasting in high-definition television on August 29, 2005 add something

 

Allen Toussaint - His first television appearance after the hurricane was on the September 7, 2005 episode of the "Late Show with David Letterman", sitting in with Paul Shaffer and his CBS Orchestra


2006

Democratic Party (United States) - For example, Paul Shaffer played the theme on the Late Show with David Letterman after the Democrats won Congress in 2006

 

Piggy D. - He first took over bass duties with Rob Zombie from current Ozzy Osbourne bassist Blasko, playing American Witch live on the Late Show with David Letterman right before picking up the second leg of the Educated Horses tour in late 2006

 

Bill Burr - He performs over three hundred shows annually, had two movies released in 2006, and has performed on the "Late Show with David Letterman", "Late Night with Conan O'Brien", and "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien"

 

Megan Mullally - She has hosted "Saturday Night Live", guest-hosted the "Late Show with David Letterman", hosted the 2006 TV Land *awards, and been a featured performer twice on the Tony *awards

 

Rodrigo y Gabriela - The duo had their national American TV debut on Late Show with David Letterman on December 18 2006, performing Diablo Rojo

 

Steve Nash - The Canadian would go on to win two League MVP *awards with Phoenix, and on a 14 June 2006 appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman", Cuban wondered out loud, "

 

Luke Ravenstahl - Media coverage of Ravenstahl has included a feature story in "The New York Times", and an appearance on "Late Show with David Letterman" on September 14, 2006

 

Willie Tyler - On September 18, 2006, Tyler was the first ventriloquist to appear on the "Late Show with David Letterman"'s Ventriloquist Week

 

Lady Sovereign - On 23 October 2006, Sovereign made an appearance on American talk show the "Late Show with David Letterman"

 

Lady Sovereign - She began an American tour on 23 October 2006 and soon after appeared on "Late Show with David Letterman"

 

David Letterman - On December 4, 2006, CBS revealed that Letterman signed a new contract to host "The Late Show with David Letterman" through the fall of 2010


2007

Drew Carey - After initially turning down the offer, Carey announced on "Late Show with David Letterman" that he would succeed Barker as host of the program beginning in the fall of 2007

 

Carlos Dengler - He was seen playing a cream Jazz Bass on the "Late Show with David Letterman" in 2007

 

John Byner - In 2007, he appeared on "Late Show with David Letterman's" "Impressionist Week 2", in a fitting situation similar to his earlier appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show"

 

Ben E. King - King performed "Stand by Me" on the "Late Show with David Letterman" in 2007

 

Kevin Johnson (ventriloquist) - In February 2007, Kevin appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman for the show's second "Ventriloquist Week"

 

David Letterman - Winfrey and Letterman appeared together in a Late Show promo that aired during CBS's coverage of Super Bowl XLI in February 2007, with the two sitting next to each other on the couch watching the game

 

Bernie Mac - On March 19, 2007, Mac told David Letterman on the CBS "Late Show" that he would retire from his 30-year career after he finished shooting the comedy film, "The Whole Truth, Nothing but the Truth, So Help Me Mac"

 

Andrew Bird - As publicity for "Armchair Apocrypha", Bird made his network television debut on April 10, 2007, performing "Plasticities" on the "Late Show with David Letterman"

 

Mike MacRae - MacRae made his first appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on May 2, 2007 as part of the show's Impressionist Week 2

 

Jonathan Papelbon - He appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on October 31, 2007, after the Red Sox won the 2007 World Series


2008

In 2008 Letterman told "Rolling Stone" that he would welcome Leno on his show once Leno's tenure ended add something

 

Seth Meyers - During the 2008 United States presidential election, while appearing on the "Late Show with David Letterman", former SNL cast member Fey credited Meyers with writing the sketches involving Fey's impression of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin

 

Worldwide Pants Incorporated - In 2008 Worldwide Pants signed a product placement deal with Ford to promote the Ford Flex during "The Late Late Show", using a series of weekly custom-written skits in which Ferguson played the leader of a band riding in a Flex as they traveled from Los Angeles International Airport to the CBS Studio

 

Anne Hathaway (actress) - In 2008, on "Late Show with David Letterman", Hathaway said she had once again stopped smoking

 

Anne Hathaway - In 2008, on "Late Show with David Letterman", Hathaway said she had once again stopped smoking

 

Worldwide Pants Incorporated - The agreement allowed both the "Late Show with David Letterman" and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" to return to the airwaves with their full writing staffs on January 2, 2008

 

Marisa Miller - On the February 12, 2008 episode of the "Late Show with David Letterman", it was revealed via a three-story billboard in New York City that Miller would grace the cover of that year's "Sports Illustrated" Swimsuit Issue

 

Langhorne Slim - Slim performed the first single from the album, "Restless", on the "Late Show with David Letterman" in March 2008

 

Hamilton (musician) - The band played "No Lucifer" on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on 12 March 2008 and had a concert filmed for the Canadian music series "Beautiful Noise"

 

Wood (musician) - The band played "No Lucifer" on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on 12 March 2008 and had a concert filmed for the Canadian music series "Beautiful Noise"

 

Noble (musician) - The band played "No Lucifer" on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on 12 March 2008 and had a concert filmed for the Canadian music series "Beautiful Noise"

 

Jordan Zevon - On June 7 he appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman" and again on April 18, 2008

 

Danica Patrick - On April 24, 2008, Patrick was a guest on the "Late Show with David Letterman" and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" on April 25, 2008

 

Teri Garr - After therapy to regain her motor skills and speech, she appeared on "Late Show with David Letterman" on June 19, 2008, without the need of a wheelchair

 

Pete Seeger - On September 29, 2008, the 89-year-old singer-activist, once banned from commercial TV, made a rare national TV appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman", singing "Take It From Dr. King"

 

Brady Hoke - Ball State's rise to prominence led to Hoke's December 2008 appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman" where he read a special "Top Ten List" of the "Highlights of the Ball State Cardinals Season," topped by "The Drunk 3 A.M. Coaching Tips from Letterman


2009

Beginning in 2009, a commercial break replaces Letterman's trademark 'crossing to the desk' which he had done since the early years add something

 

Jean Redpath - In 2009, Redpath made an appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman" singing the song "Some Kind of Love" by the late John Stewart of the Kingston Trio

 

Adam Lambert - In late 2009, he performed on the "Late Show with David Letterman","The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien", the season finale of "So You Think You Can Dance", and "The Jay Leno Show"

 

Neko Case - Later in 2009 she appeared on "Late Show with David Letterman", "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"

 

Rodney King - On February 7, 2009, he presented the Top Ten List on CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman"

 

Dean Blais - On March 10, 2009 and May 14, 2010, a photograph of Blais was shown on the Late Show with David Letterman for a segment called, "Guys who look like Dave

 

Tesla Model S - The Model S was featured on "Late Show with David Letterman" in April 2009

 

David Letterman - In June 2009, Letterman's Worldwide Pants and CBS reached agreement to continue the "Late Show" until at least August 2012

 

In fact, the June 9, 2009 episode of "Late Show" featuring Roberts rated better than "Tonight" with a 3,4 household rating nationally to O'Brien's 2,9 add something

 

Jeremy Piven - On September 1, 2009, Piven, in a guest appearance on "Late Show with David Letterman", explained that he had given up red meat and poultry, and had been getting all of his protein from fish for the past 20 years

 

Mika (singer) - His American promotional tour consisted of live performances on Good Morning America in New York City on 25 September 2009 and the Late Show with David Letterman on 14 October 2009


2010

Kiefer Sutherland - After losing a bet to friend Dave Andreychuk over the 2010 New England Patriots versus Baltimore Ravens playoff game, Sutherland was forced to appear on the "Late Show with David Letterman" wearing a dress

 

Sufjan Stevens - In 2010, Stevens was featured on The National's album "High Violet", released in May, and sang backing vocals for the band on the "Late Show with David Letterman"

 

Lacey Brown - March 18, 2010. mjsbigblog with Ellen DeGeneres on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", along with several in New York, including "the Wendy Williams Show" and the "Late Show with David Letterman", where she performed "What a Wonderful World"

 

Bill Murray - In March 2010, Bill Murray appeared on "Late Show with David Letterman" and talked about his return to "Ghostbusters III", stating "I'd do it only if my character was killed off in the first reel"

 

Danny Bhoy - Danny appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman", broadcast on 5 March 2010, and the Comedy Network's "Saturday Night Stand-up", which was broadcast on 17 April 2010

 

Aaron Kelly (singer) - On May 10, 2010 he performed on "Late Show with David Letterman", "Access Hollywood", and May 11, 2010 on "The Wendy Williams Show"

 

Laurie Anderson - She performed "Only an Expert" on July 15, 2010 on the "Late Show with David Letterman", and her song "Gravity's Angel" was featured on the Fox TV show "So You Think You Can Dance" on the same day

 

Laurie Anderson (performance artist) - She performed "Only an Expert" on July 15, 2010 on the "Late Show with David Letterman", and her song "Gravity's Angel" was featured on the Fox TV show "So You Think You Can Dance" the same day

 

Ron Dante - Dante's most recent high-profile appearance was with the CBS Orchestra on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on July 28, 2010

 

Michael Douglas - On August 31, 2010, Douglas appeared on "Late Show with David Letterman" and confirmed that the cancer was at stage IV, the most advanced stage

 

Chris Thile - On November 5, 2010, the band performed "Rye Whiskey" on the "Late Show with David Letterman" with Steve Martin guesting on banjo

 

Fran Lebowitz - On November 17, 2010, Fran made a return appearance on "Late Show with David Letterman" after a 16-year absence


2011

However, in late 2011 the Late Show reverted to the practice of taping the Friday show on Thursdays, helping the Friday shows become more topical and relevant add something

 

Hamilton (musician) - The band toured the UK in the first three months of 2011, and a tour of the United States was planned for March, including an appearance on "Late Show with David Letterman" on 21 March

 

Wood (musician) - The band toured the UK in the first three months of 2011, and a tour of the United States was planned for March, including an appearance on "Late Show with David Letterman" on 21 March

 

Noble (musician) - The band toured the UK in the first three months of 2011, and a tour of the United States was planned for March, including an appearance on "Late Show with David Letterman" on 21 March

 

David Letterman - On the February 3, 2011, edition of the "Late Show", during an interview with Howard Stern, Letterman said he would continue to do his talk show for "maybe two years, I think

 

Irina Shayk - On the February 14, 2011 episode of the "Late Show with David Letterman", it was revealed via billboard that Shayk was the covermodel for the 2011 "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue"

 

Oh Land - Oh Land made her US television debut performance on "Late Show with David Letterman" on 2 March 2011 performing her single "Sun of a Gun"

 

Ricky Gervais - As of April 2011, he has made 18 guest appearances on "Late Show with David Letterman" on the CBS network

 

Roy Haynes - He appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman on June 8, 2011

 

Tony Royster, Jr. - On August 22, 2011, he was the featured artist on "Late Show with David Letterman", performing a drum solo for Drum Solo Week II. Royster Jr. was featured The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on November 3, 2011, and on Conan on November 7, 2011, alongside Joe Jonas

 

Dennis Chambers - On August 26, 2011 Chambers appeared as a featured drummer on the Late Show with David Letterman's Drum Solo Week II, alongside other such notable players as Tony Royster, Jr., Gavin Harrison, Neil Peart and Stewart Copeland

 

Peter Gabriel - On 9 November 2011 he appeared and performed on CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman"


2012

Mark Wahlberg - On January 9, 2012 Wahlberg was a guest on the "Late Show with David Letterman"

 

Ellie Goulding - On 18 January 2012, Goulding performed "Lights" on "Late Show with David Letterman"

 

Worldwide Pants Incorporated - In April 2012, CBS announced that it would begin co-producing "The Late Late Show" with Worldwide Pants, part of a deal that included extending Ferguson's contract until 2014

 

On April 3, 2012, CBS reached an agreement with Worldwide Pants and CBS_Television_Studios to continue the show through 2014 add something

 

Sixto Diaz Rodriguez - Rodriguez appeared as a musical guest on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on August 14, 2012, performing "Crucify Your Mind", and performed "Can't Get Away" on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on January 11, 2013


2013

As host of both "Late Night" and "Late Show" for more than 30 years, Letterman surpassed Johnny Carson as the longest running late-night talk show host in 2013 add something

 

Matt Roberts, a long-time writer and producer for the show, became the show's head writer in January 2013, replacing brothers and co-head writers Justin Stangel and Eric Stangel add something

 

Ricky Gervais - As of January 2013, he has made 23 guest appearances on "Late Show with David Letterman" on the CBS network

 

In February 2013, TV by the Numbers reported "Late Show" averaged about 3,1 million per show in season-to-date live-plus-seven-day ratings add something

 

Dan Mintz - In February 2013, he performed standup on "Late Show With David Letterman"

 

Ricky Gervais - As of September 2013, he has made 25 guest appearances on "Late Show with David Letterman" on the CBS network

 

Renee Fleming - On September 26, 2013, Fleming sang the Top 10 List on CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman"

 

The parties reached another agreement in October 2013 to extend the show an additional year, continuing the series into 2015 add something


2014

The feud between the hosts ended for good on February 6, 2014 with Leno's second and final retirement and "Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon, who succeeded Conan O'Brien in 2009, becoming the current host of the "Tonight Show" on February 17, with its subsequent return to New York for the first time since 1972 add something

 

Emma Watson - In March 2014, Watson mentioned in an interview on the "Late Show with David Letterman" that she would be graduating from Brown at the end of semester in May 2014

 

On April 3, 2014, Letterman announced that he will retire sometime in 2015 add something

 

David Letterman - During the taping of his April 3, 2014 show, David Letterman announced that he had informed CBS president Leslie Moonves that he will be retiring from hosting "The Late Show" in 2015

 

On April 10, 2014, CBS announced that Letterman will be succeeded by Stephen Colbert in 2015 add something

 

On April 10, 2014, one week after Letterman announced that he would retire as host of the "Late Show" in 2015, CBS announced that Stephen Colbert would succeed Letterman as the host of the program after Letterman retires add something

 

On December 10, 2014, CBS announced that Letterman's last show will air on Wednesday May 20, 2015 add something


2015

CBS has a contract with Worldwide Pants to continue the show through 2015 add something

 

In May 2015, days before Letterman retired, Seth Stevenson described what it was like to attend a taping of the "Late Show": add something

 

The final episode of "The Late Show with David Letterman" on May 20, 2015, was watched by 13,76 million viewers with an audience share of 9,3/24, earning the show its highest ratings since following the 1994 Olympics on February 25, 1994 and the show's highest demo numbers since Oprah Winfrey's first "Late Show" appearance following the ending of her feud with Letterman on December 1, 2005 add something

 

The show will be succeeded by "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert", hosted by Stephen Colbert, which is scheduled to premiere on September 8, 2015 add something


2017

In a 2017 interview, Letterman stated that he had been implicitly fired from CBS and admitted he was no longer fit for the position, calling himself "old and stupid" and no longer in touch with the changing approaches to late-night television, such as social media and viral videos add something