World renowned talk show host David Letterman has announced his plans to retire from CBS next year, with an official announcement expected to be made on The Late Show on Thursday. The news comes after Letterman signed a two year deal with the network last year, which led to many believing it would be his last – they were right.
The Late Show with David Letterman has been airing since 1993 and has been the main catalyst for Letterman’s illustrious career. After appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson several times after beginning as a stand-up comic in the 1970s. He was pipped to replace Carson, but the mantle was instead given to Jay Leno, with Letterman instead given the NBC Tonight Show hosting duties.
Letterman made the move over to CBS in 1993 where he has been active ever since, but 2015 will mark the end of his 22 year spell for the network. Mike Mills, a musician scheduled to appear on Thursday’s show, broke the news via Twitter earlier today.
Dave just announced his retirement #2015 #muchlovedave
— Mike Mills (@m_millsey) April 3, 2014
Official word on the news is said to arrive very shortly.