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Late Show with Stephen Colbert will debut Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 11:35 p.m., CBS announced Monday.

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“The production office is open, the premiere date is set, and we’re incredibly excited to welcome the creative and comedic genius of Stephen Colbert to CBS late night this fall,” said Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment.

“I have nine months to make a show, just like a baby. So first, I should find out how you make a baby,” said Colbert.

Colbert is best known as host of the Emmy-award winning show “The Colbert Report.”

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Prior to that, Colbert spent eight years as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” as an on-air personality and writer.

David Letterman, the critically acclaimed host of Late Show for the past 21 years, announced his plans to retire on his April 3, 2014 broadcast.

Letterman will host his final broadcast on Wednesday, May 20.

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