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April 11, 2014

Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show

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Colbert would likely enter into some friendly competition with Fallon. Colbert appeared on Fallon’s first “Tonight” show, one of a line of personalities in a gag involving people who had to “pay up” on a bet about whether Fallon would ever get the “Tonight” gig.

Brad Adgate, an analyst for Horizon Media, described Colbert as “the best talk-show host available.” He said CBS wanted to move quickly to make its choice for Letterman’s replacement before next month’s meeting with advertisers in New York about the upcoming season’s schedule.

“When you’ve got fire in the belly, you move fast,” Tassler said.

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