It's not really a surprise, but it's official anyway: "Late Show With
When Colbert takes over from
New York Gov.
"Les Moonves and CBS have made the right decision in choosing to continue investing in New York, and as David Letterman passes the baton to Stephen Colbert, I look forward to watching 'The Late Show' from the historic Ed Sullivan Theater for years to come," Cuomo said in a statement.
While Los Angeles Mayor
Colbert currently hosts
By staying in New York, CBS is now eligible for $11 million in tax credits over five years, as well as $5 million in grants from Empire State Development to offset costs of renovating the Ed Sullivan Theater for Colbert's tenure.
The venue, which was once home to Ed Sullivan's variety show, was purchased by CBS in 1993 when Letterman jumped networks from
Now that the name and location of Colbert's new show are in place, the fans are just awaiting a premiere date. And by extension, an official date of Letterman's retirement.