Late Show With David Letterman: Renewed Through 2014!

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With the just-announced renewal of The Late Show through 2014, David Letterman is set to become the longest-running late-night host in TV history.

Letterman and Craig Ferguson both renewed contracts with CBS. Letterman’s Late Show and Ferguson’s Late Late Show will remain air through 2014.

Letterman has weathered a sex scandal, Sarah Palin, Rosie O'Donnell, and accusations of mailing it in to become a TV institution of incredible longevity.

Dave launched his career with NBC's Late Night in 1982. With this new deal, he’ll surpass Johnny Carson’s record of 30 years hosting a late night talk show.

Said CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler:

“David Letterman is a late night legend with an iconic show and Craig Ferguson continues to evolve the genre in exciting and innovative ways.” 

“These new agreements deliver ongoing high-quality entertainment for our audience and continued strength and stability for CBS in late night.”

Season to date, Letterman is averaging 3.3 million viewers and a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49, compared to rival Jay Leno’s 3.7 / 0.9 rating.

Dave never got Conan fired though. Just saying.

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