Will the "Late Show" under
Don't count on it.
After "Late Show" host
Garcetti and his newly appointed film czar, Ken Ziffren, reinforced that message in a phone call with Moonves this week.
But that was before CBS announced on Thursday that Colbert would be the next host after Letterman retires next year. Colbert, host and executive producer of "The Colbert Report," is based in New York.
And Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city leaders also have been making their case on why the iconic "Late Show" should remain at the
Under California's incentive program, the only TV shows that are eligible for tax breaks are new basic cable programs or network and pay-TV scripted shows relocating from elsewhere.
By contrast, New York last year allowed certain talk shows to qualify for its 30% rebate, a move that was widely seen to court
Whether California will do the same remains unclear.
"We have to exercise some caution here," he said. "Any time government looks like it's giving a tax break for one production, it is hugely problematic."
What's more, he said, giving tax breaks to talk shows could dilute the pool of tax relief available to scripted TV programs and movies.
"It's something we're considering," he said, "but we also have some substantial concerns."