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Stephen Colbert’s First ‘Late Show’ Almost Never Made it to Air
Stephen Colbert’s First ‘Late Show’ Almost Never Made it to Air
The reviews for Stephen Colbert’s debut as the new Late Show host were mostly positive. Our own Matt Singer said the show got off to a “solid start” as Colbert took over for David Letterman, but the show almost didn’t get off to a start at all. On his second show, Colbert revealed that because of editing and technical glitches, his first episode almost didn’t make it on air.
Watch Stephen Colbert’s Unaired ‘Late Show’ Jeb Bush Interview
Watch Stephen Colbert’s Unaired ‘Late Show’ Jeb Bush Interview
However notably edited in certain spots, the Late Show With Stephen Colbert premiere garnered near-universal praise, and ratings some 172% above The Late Show one year prior (for now). The broadcast naturally ran along (hence some of the more obvious edits), but CBS has released a much fuller bout of unused material, including that of presidential candidate Jeb Bush.
Stephen Colbert Talks First ‘Late Show’ Musical Guest, ‘Dry-Trumping’ and More
Stephen Colbert Talks First ‘Late Show’ Musical Guest, ‘Dry-Trumping’ and More
The September 8 premiere of Stephen Colbert’s new Late Show tenure draws ever closer, and with Jon Stewart finally stepped away from the spotlight, Colbert has taken every opportunity to redefine his post-Comedy Central career. Straight out of TCA, we now know what familiar musical guest will join George Clooney for the premiere, amid a host of other new details.

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