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Late Show with David Letterman

10 December 2014 1:32 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: CBS

Episodes: Ongoing (62 minutes)

Seasons: 22

TV show dates: August 30, 1993 -- May 20, 2015

Series status: Ending

Performers include: David Letterman, Paul Schaffer, Bill Wendell, and Alan Kalter.

TV show description:

Derived from Late Night With David Letterman, this Emmy Award-winning late night talk show was born as David Letterman switched networks from NBC to CBS. It's produced by Letterman's production company Worldwide Pants Incorporated and follows much the same format as its predecessor.

Letterman is the host, opening the show with a monologue, followed by a live or pre-recorded skit and a "Top 10" list. He then typically interviews one or two guests and many times follows it up with a musical guest performance. Paul Shaffer serves as the show's music director, bandleader, and Letterman's sidekick. »


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Top Ten Things You Didn’t Know About ‘The Late Show with David Letterman,’ Courtesy Of the People Who Write The Show

7 November 2014 8:20 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Because CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” has been on the air since 1993, it’s easy for one to think there’s nothing new to be learned about the program.  You might be surprised by the wealth of detail that can be gleaned from people who work behind the scenes.

The writing staff of the long-running program took to the stage at the New York outpost of The Paley Center for Media Friday evening, part of the New York Comedy Festival. Keith Olbermann moderated a talk with 14 different scribes for the Letterman show, including head writer Matt Roberts and longtime hand Bill Scheft, who has been with Letterman’s staff since 1991.

The crew sounded an early note of melancholy, as the show’s staff is likely to find itself in need of new employment next year. David Letterman has already announced he will step down in 2015, after which CBS will replace him with Stephen Colbert. »

- Brian Steinberg

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Foo Fighters End 'Letterman' Week With Top Ten List, 'Something From Nothing'

18 October 2014 1:01 PM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The Foo Fighters' weeklong Late Show With David Letterman residency came to a close Friday night with the band participating in a Letterman staple: The reading of the Top Ten list. The subject: "Top Ten Things Foo Fighters Would Like To Say After Spending a Week at the Late Show." "All in all, not a bad place to be quarantined," guitarist Pat Smear joked, to which Letterman replied, "When you were a kid, did you get teased about 'Pat Smear'?" But the real highlight comes when Smear »

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Foo Fighters Skewer David Letterman With Top Ten List

17 October 2014 10:23 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Foo Fighters finished up a week-long residency on The Late Show by delivering their own Top Ten list. Each of the Foos got to share two thoughts — with the most awkward moment coming when Pat Smear revealed that he's really going to miss announcer Alan Kalter. See more TV Premiere Dates 2014-15: The Complete Guide The two then gave each other googly eyes for an uncomfortably long time, to David Letterman's frustration. Check out what the rest had to say in the video below.

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- Aaron Couch

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