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‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ Elevates Matt Lappin to Co-Executive Producer

Veteran writer-producer Matt Lappin has been promoted to co-executive producer of CBS’ The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Lappin’s new role at the late-night show, which Colbert has hosted since 2015, was announced by EPs Colbert and Tom Purcell. He had been a senior supervising producer on the program, and also worked as a writer […]

Brutally Honest Emmy Ballot: “‘Pam & Tommy?’ Are You Kidding Me?”

Best Drama Series I thought that This Is Us went out with a bang and should’ve been in here. I would have preferred it to Squid Game, which was just too violent for me. Stranger Things has fallen off, and I bailed on Severance after episode two. (I know there are people who say it’s […]

Jon Batiste Leaving ‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ After Seven Seasons as Bandleader

Jon Batiste is exiting CBS’ The Late Show With Stephen Colbert after serving as bandleader since the show launched in September 2015, host Stephen Colbert announced Thursday. Colbert told his audience that Louis Cato, who has filled in throughout the summer amid Batiste’s absence, will take over the role permanently, with the host introducing his […]

‘Late Show’ Staffers Won’t Be Prosecuted for U.S. Capitol Incident

Nine staffers who work for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert won’t be prosecuted for a June incident at the U.S. Capitol that resulted in charges of unlawful entry. “After a comprehensive review of all of the evidence and the relevant legal authority, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia has determined that […]

Late Night Hosts React to “Incomprehensible” Overturning of Roe v. Wade

At the top of each of their late night shows, hosts James Corden, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert took a moment to address the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. In a taping filmed outside the U.K. Parliament, the Late Late Show’s […]

Robert J. Ross, Longtime Engineer at CBS, Dies at 70

Robert J. Ross, who oversaw East Coast operations and engineering for the CBS Television Network for nearly two decades, died Sunday, the network announced. He was 70. Ross served as senior vp of East Coast operations for CBS from October 1998 until his retirement in 2017, ending 45 years in the business. At CBS, Ross […]