Say it ain’t so, David Letterman :( Because we’re not ready to say goodbye.
Back in April 2014, Letterman made a shocking announcement on “The Late Show” that he would retire from the CBS program in 2015 when his contract expires. His production company, Worldwide Pants, then confirmed his retirement in a statement.
Letterman is the longest-serving late night host in history as he has been hosting “The Late Show” for 33 years, with 6,028 broadcasts that have nearly 20,000 total guest appearances. His show earned 16 Emmy Awards and more than 4,600 career top ten lists.
And now, it is once again confirmed that he will officially bid his late night TV audiences goodbye with the final 3 episodes of the “Late Show with David Letterman”, airing from 20th May (Wednesday) to 22nd May (Friday) at 11:45pm via HBO. It’s going to be a star-studded finale for the host as a number of celebrities will make their guest appearances.
The 3-night event will kick off with a visit from Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks. He will make his 60th total appearance with Letterman as he first appeared with the host on “Late Night” on 4th April 1984. Rock legend Eddie Vedder will also make a special music performance backed by Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra.
Bill Murray will also return to make his 44th overall and final appearance with the host on 21st May (Thursday). Murray is Letterman’s very first guest on his “Late Night” debut on 1st February 1982, as well as the first guest on the “Late Show” premiere on 30th August 1993.
The final “Late Show” broadcast will premiere on 22nd May (Friday) at 11:45pm and it is promised to be an hour filled with surprises, memorable highlights, the show’s final Top 10 List, and more. Don’t forget to tune in!