Letterman sets 'Late Show' exit

December 10, 2014 5:24 PM

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David Letterman has set May 20 as his sign-off from CBS' Late Show. The date coincides with the end of the current TV season, and will pave the way for his replacement, Stephen Colbert, to take the Late Show reins in September. Programming plans for the summer are yet to be determined.

Letterman, though not the highest rated in late night, is a cherished institution, for his biting humor and tough-minded interviews. He's also the longest tenured: He will have hosted Late Show for 22 years, since 1993, and before that spent more than 11 years on NBC's Late Night. In all, he will ha...

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