Who should replace Letterman?

April 4, 2014
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David Letterman announced during his March 3rd program that he’s “wrapping things up and taking a hike” at a TBA date in 2015. You can see the announcement here.

Kudos to Letterman for waiting until fellow late-night talk show hosts on other networks have settled a bit into their new chairs before grabbing the spotlight. And even louder applause for working some terrific laughs into his announcement. But we shouldn't be surprised at that.

Nor should we be surprised at the announcement itself. He certainly has put in his time (Anyone else out there remember his daytime talk show?) and weathered plenty of storms.

So let’s enjoy his final year and start the game of who's next.

Craig Ferguson? Chelsea Handler? Should Ellen DeGeneres go late night? Chris Rock? Stephen Colbert?

Who's your pick?

And how visible do you expect Letterman to be post-show?

    I remember the short-lived daytime talk show. I was in college and the show happened to air in a free hour between classes. A couple of friends and I would hurry back to the dorm to watch the show every day. It was so different from anything we'd ever seen on TV. Now to the important topic at hand. Louis CK has been mentioned and would be great. Jon Stewart would be good, too, but maybe not the best format for him. Honestly, shake things up a little CBS and go for the unexpected - Aisha Tyler or Whoopi Goldberg or maybe a rotating schedule of hosts (yeah, I know, America wouldn't have the patience for that).
  • Letterman
    Ellen DeGeneres!
  • time for a lady
    Not because she is a lady, but because she is one of the best comedians today... Tina Fey.

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