David Letterman will retire from ‘Late Show’ in 2015

David Letterman plans to retire in 2015. The legendary late-night host announced the news during today’s Late Show taping. Letterman’s longtime rival Jay Leno left The Tonight Show (again) earlier this year, leaving many to wonder when Letterman would decide to walk away. “We don’t have the timing for this precisely down,” Letterman told his audience. “I think it will be at least a year or so, but sometime in the not too distant future, 2015 for the love of God, in fact, Paul and I will be wrapping things up.” Letterman received a standing ovation as he shared news of his pending retirement.

Late Show with David Letterman premiered on August 30th, 1993, and was CBS’ answer to NBC’s The Tonight Show. Letterman came to the network after…

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