Stephen Colbert Sets 'Late Show' Return Date

Stephen Colbert on his porch during last night’s episode of The Late Show CBS - March 18- Publicity-H 2020
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CBS' The Late Show With Stephen Colbert is joining other late-night programs in resuming production — albeit from remote locations.

New episodes of the show will begin Monday, with Colbert and his crew all working remotely. The Late Show joins NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central's The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, TBS' Full Frontal With Samantha Bee and Conan and HBO's Last Week Tonight With John Oliver and Real Time With Bill Maher in resuming production.

Showtime's Desus and Mero will also resume March 30, with hosts Desus Nice and The Kid Mero also fliming at their respective homes.

"I’m staying at home and so is everybody who works for me, but thanks to some amazing work by my staff and the CBS broadcasting folks, we will be back on Monday with new Late Shows," Colbert tweeted Wednesday. "Until then-Stay Strong!"

All the shows that have returned thus far feature hosts broadcasting from their homes and interacting with guests via video chat. The Tonight Show is airing those segments combined with highlights from past episodes to fill the full hour.

CBS has aired several short pieces with Colbert speaking to viewers and performing various tasks at home. The three videos have racked up more than 8 million views combined on YouTube (which considers 30 seconds of watching a view).  

The return of The Late Show on Monday will follow a primetime special and fundraiser hosted by The Late Late Show's James Corden. CBS has not yet set a date for The Late Late Show to resume.

ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! and NBC's Late Night With Seth Meyers — both of which have also been posting segments online — haven't set return dates yet, either.