Colbert ‘Late Show’ Going Live After Presidential Debates (If They Happen)
Colbert viewers couldn’t help but notice a bit more Late Show spark when the former Colbert Report host went live to take on the Republican and Democratic national conventions, and CBS certainly won’t ignore it either. The eye has in mind for three more live shows to follow the fall Presidential debates, you know, assuming no one in particular decides to sit them out.
As announced during the executive session of CBS’ TCA press tour day, Stephen Colbert will again take The Late Show live after each scheduled Presidential and Vice Presidential debates, including the first debate on Monday, September 26, the Tuesday, October 4 VP debate, and Wednesday, October 19 after the third Presidential debate. For the moment, no guests have been officially announced.
Of course, Donald Trump himself has cast at least some doubt on the possibility for any Presidential debates, citing “unfair” placement of the televised forum against NFL games, a charge the football organization itself has made peace with. Some have theorized Trump was attempting to plant seeds of declining the debate later on, assuming we even make it through the latest round of controversies to reach that point.
The live Late Show brought some of the series’ most viral clips yet, including Jon Stewart’s return and Laura Benanti’s Melania Trump impression, but will post-debate live shows keep the momentum rolling?