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Governor urges CBS to keep Late Show in Big Apple

NEW YORK – CBS announced on Thursday that Comedy Central’s Steven Colbert will succeed David Letterman, who will retire as Late Show host next year.  CBS is the parent company of Comedy Central.

Governor Cuomo hopes CBS will keep Late Show at the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway.

“With East Coast based host Stephen Colbert taking the reins of the Late Show, it’s clear we should keep the show where it belongs – here in New York. I am calling CBS President and Chief Executive Officer Les Moonves and urging that CBS continue the Late Show's history of filming in New York's own legendary Ed Sullivan Theater,” said Cuomo in a statement his office released on Thursday. “Our state is a top destination for entertainment businesses to thrive and grow, creating jobs and economic opportunities for communities across the State, and late night programs are a major part of that success. We must ensure that the "Late Show's" long and proud history of making the nation laugh from New York continues for years to come."

Jimmy Fallon moved the Tonight Show back to NYC when he succeeded Jay Leno earlier this year.