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Meg Ryan Will Narrate 'HIMYD'

How I Met Your Dad has found its narrator. The How I Met Your Mother spinoff, which CBS has ordered as a pilot, will be narrated by Meg Ryan, Deadline reports.

Just like how Bob Saget narrated HIMYM as an older version of Josh Radnor's character, Meg Ryan will narrate HIMYD as an older version of the lead character, who will be played by Greta Gerwig. The cast for the pilot also includes Andrew Santino, Drew Tarver, Nick D’Agosto, Tiya Sircar, and Workaholics' Anders Holm in a potentially recurring role.

Stephen Colbert Is a Guest on 'Late Show with David Letterman' Next Week

CBS announced today that next Tuesday, April 22nd, Stephen Colbert will be paying a visit to David Letterman at Late Show for the first time since the network announced Colbert would be replacing Letterman as Late Show host in 2015. Click through to watch Colbert's last visit to the Letterman desk from December.

CBS Announces Stephen Colbert Will Take Over for Letterman

CBS announced today that Stephen Colbert, longtime host of The Colbert Report, will take over for David Letterman as host of the network's 11:35pm program Late Show in 2015. Letterman announced last week that he will be retiring sometime next year though a transition date has not yet been set. Colbert will become Late Show's second host; Letterman originated the series in 1993. Colbert has signed a five-year agreement to host the show for CBS. "I'm thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me," Colbert said in a statement. "Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth."

Stephen Colbert's contract with Comedy Central [...]

Report: Stephen Colbert Is CBS's Top Choice to Take Over for Letterman, and He Wants to Do It

As you've probably heard, David Letterman announced he's retiring from late night in 2015, and succession talk started the second that was announced. Mashable reports today that Stephen Colbert is CBS's top choice to take over Late Show in 2015 and that he is interested in the job, according to their anonymous sources in both Colbert's camp and at CBS. The report says that Colbert hasn't had any formal negotiations with the network and has no agreement in place but that he had engaged with CBS execs about the job prior to Letterman announcing his retirement. "We’re not commenting on any rumors or speculation about succession," a CBS [...]

Who Will Replace David Letterman on 'Late Show'?

David Letterman announced his retirement from late night at the taping of tonight's episode of Late Show. Letterman has been one of the most prolific late night hosts of all-time, hosting NBC's Late Night from 1982 to 1993 and CBS's Late Show from 1993 until next year, but who will take over once he retires? As with Late Night, Letterman was the first host of Late Show, and we've assembled a list of 9 people likely to be on the shortlist to become the second host of Late Show.

It should be noted that while this is a great opportunity to diversify late night, we’re not expecting much from CBS. [...]

Watch Stephen Colbert and David Letterman Have a Chat on 'Late Show'

Letterman's Late Show successor Stephen Colbert was a guest on the show last night, and the two talked about the time Colbert accidentally landed an internship at the show, much to the dismay of his college girlfriend. Click through to watch Colbert recite a Top 10 list he and his writing partner Paul Dinello submitted to the show in 1997 just before they got a series order for Strangers with Candy.

Rush Limbaugh Sure Is Unhappy That Stephen Colbert Got 'Late Show'

America's racist uncle, Rush Limbaugh, weighed in on the Colbert Late Show news on his show yesterday, and – surprise! – he is none too pleased that a guy who's spent the last few years dismantling everything Rush stands for is getting a bigger stage. Here's his reasoned and hyperbole-free take on it: CBS has just declared war on the heartland of America. No longer is comedy going to be a covert assault on traditional American values, conservatism. Now it's just wide out in the open. What this hire means is a redefinition of what is funny, and a redefinition of what is comedy. They're blowing up the [...]

Chelsea Handler and CBS in Talks for Possible Late Night Gig

Last week it was announced that Chelsea Handler is planning to leave E! after her contract expires at the end of the year, and according to The Wrap, the Chelsea Lately host now has her sights set on the coveted Late Show gig. According to the report, while Handler's initial plan was to have a Sirius XM radio show with a taped version available on Netflix, she's also been in in talks with CBS to join their late night lineup for a while now — first on a syndicated show and then for Craig Ferguson's 12:30 am slot. Since Letterman's retirement announcement, however, Handler reportedly wants [...]

The Comedy Community Reacts to Letterman's Retirement Announcement

After news broke of David Letterman's retirement yesterday, the internet exploded with reactions from his fellow late night hosts, those who know him personally, and the countless others who credit him as one of their earliest comedy influences. With that, here's a collection of some of the many praises and displays of gratitude offered up by the standups, late night hosts, and even presidents in honor of all the unforgettable entertainment Letterman's provided us over the years.

David Letterman Announced He's Retiring in 2015

David Letterman announced his retirement from late night today at the taping of tonight's episode of The Late Show, saying that he's stepping down from his post sometime next year, which is when his contract expires. REM's Mike Mills, who's on the show tonight, first tweeted the news, and CNN's Brian Stelter confirmed it.

Here's the video of his announcement:

CBS Denies That They're in Talks with Chelsea Handler to Take Over 'Late Late Show'

Despite the rumors, CBS is not in talks to have Chelsea Handler take over The Late Late Show for Craig Ferguson. Last week, The Wrap reported that Handler has been in negotiations for the job and last night, Handler posted a photo to Instagram of herself with a stack of papers with the CBS logo on one with the caption "Business meeting." CBS told Splitsider in a statement, "There are no discussions with Chelsea Handler regarding the network’s 12:30 late night broadcast. Her meeting with CBS yesterday was a general meeting with our syndication group."

Handler announced last month that she's leaving her long-running E! late [...]

David Letterman Gives Stephen Colbert His 'Late Show' Blessing

"Stephen has always been a real friend to me. I'm very excited for him, and I'm flattered that CBS chose him. I also happen to know they wanted another guy with glasses."

- David Letterman gives his Late Show successor Stephen Colbert his blessing in a statement.

The 'HIMYM' DVD Will Feature an Alternate "Happy Ending"

How I Met Your Mother's series finale on Monday made a lot of viewers act like babies and whine about it a bunch on the internet, and now, the show's creators are responding with an alternate ending that will be included on the DVD release of the final season, Deadline reports. Fans online got cartoonishly upset about the ending, starting up a dumb petition asking CBS to rewrite and reshoot the finale and a fan-made alternate ending, which went super viral but has since been removed from YouTube due to copyright laws.

The alt ending on the How I Met Your Mother DVD is one that creators Carter [...]

CBS Offered John Oliver a Late Night Show Before He Went to HBO

It hasn't even been 24 hours since David Letterman announced his retirement from late night, but there's already an interesting update that sheds some light on what direction CBS might want to go with their next Late Show host. As reported by Vulture, Daily Show correspondent and substitute host John Oliver was approached last year by CBS to potentially take over Craig Ferguson's 12:30am time slot or another late night slot altogether, but Oliver ultimately chose to go with HBO to develop his show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. While Oliver's obviously out of the running now, this update suggests that Jon Stewart and Stephen [...]