Here is something that we do not see very much of these days: David Letterman appearing on a show that is not his own. While he obviously appears on “The Late Show” nightly until his retirement in May, he will be stopping by “The Late Late Show” for a rare appearance prior to James Corden stepping into the position of host.
So when are we going to see him? Think Tuesday. This is the second of two nights where the show will be hosted by Regis Philbin, Letterman’s longtime friend who has been a guest countless times on his own show. Regis has interviewed Dave before when he was the host of “Live! with Regis and Kelly,” and he remains active on the talk show circuit to this day despite not having a regular presence on network TV.
CBS is currently using a variety of different guest hosts while Corden prepares for the gig himself, but there is no word at the moment as to whether or not Letterman will ever appear on his show. As a matter of fact, Dave’s plans following the end of his own show are not entirely clear. He was never a guy like Jay Leno to go out on the standup circuit every weekend, and he seems to value his privacy away from the show. It’s possible that he will pull a Johnny Carson and stay out of the limelight after he leaves the show.
Letterman will be replaced by Stephen Colbert officially in September. We’re still waiting to see if there will be a few months this summer where “The Late Show” potentially uses guest hosts.
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