9:15am PT by Lesley Goldberg
It's Official: Stephen Colbert Sets Live Election Night Special on Showtime
It's official: Stephen Colbert is going to Showtime for a one-night-only Election Night Gig.
Showtime announced Monday that it has set Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going to Clean Up This Sh*t? to air Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m.
The move marks a partnership between Late Show With Stephen Colbert — produced by CBS Television Studios — and corporate sibling Showtime. It's the first time the late-night show has partnered with a cable network to produce a live event. The special will air live from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York in front of a studio audience. The hourlong special will feature remote segments and surprise guests.
Producers on the special include Colbert, Chris Licht, Tom Purcell and Jon Stewart.
"It'll be all the political comedy you love from my CBS show, with all the swearing and nudity you love from Showtime," Colbert said.
The announcement comes two months after Showtime president David Nevins said an Election Night special with Colbert was in the works, given the fact that Colbert has the night off from his CBS late-night show.