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A Letterman Superfan Broke Down the 'Late Show' Finale Highlight Reel Frame by Frame

At the end of Wednesday night's Late Show with David Letterman finale, the Foo Fighters closed out the show while a long photo and clip montage played featuring tons of memories from throughout Letterman's legendary run, most of which only appeared on the screen for a split second. Thankfully, one diehard Letterman fan decided to not only break down every single frame (537 total) used in the montage but contextualize every moment by the year or celebrity guest. It's a fascinating dive into just some of Letterman's best late night contributions from his 30+ year career, and it should at least be a good distraction while we're [...]

Watch David Letterman Make His 'Late Show' Farewell

After 33 years as a late night host, David Letterman ended a chapter of television history last night with his final Late Show episode. Check out Dave say thank you and good night to the audience for the last time above, then watch clips from the rest of the episode below, including the star-studded Top Ten, special tributes from present and former US presidents as well as The Simpsons and Wheel of Fortune, compilations of past Letterman moments, and a musical sendoff by the Foo Fighters. Thanks, Dave.

UPDATE: The ratings are in: Letterman's final Late Show brought in a total of 13.8 million viewers, making it the most [...]

Adam Sandler Sings Goodbye to David Letterman on 'Late Show'

David Letterman's very last Late Show is now just one week away, and last night's episode included a brand new musical tribute to Dave by one of his frequent guests Adam Sandler. Check out some other recent musical tributes to Letterman from Amy Sedaris, Billy Crystal, and Nathan Lane.

Tina Fey Gives David Letterman Her Last Fancy Talk Show Dress

Here's a clip from last night's Late Show with guest Tina Fey, who decided to mark her 20th and final appearance with Letterman by giving him something she was happy to give away — the very last fancy dress she'll ever wear on a late night talk show. Watch another clip from Fey's interview below:

Steve Martin Visits David Letterman at 'Late Show' One Last Time

Here's a clip from Steve Martin's final Late Show visit on Friday, where he and Dave talk about his upcoming retirement as well as a new musical Martin's currently waiting to bring to Broadway. Martin also presented Letterman with some retirement gifts before his last show on May 20th, which you can watch below:

David Letterman's 'Late Show' Set Is Already Getting Thrown in a Dumpster

The Late Show with David Letterman finale ended less than 24 hours ago, but CBS is already hard at work moving most of the iconic late night set into its new home: a big dumpster outside the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York. According to the New York Post, crews began hauling off parts of the Late Show set this afternoon, throwing out set pieces and theater chairs while shipping off key parts of the set — particularly the George Washington Bridge set piece — off in a truck.

“I was literally sitting in one of those seats last night,” said Stephanie Strausz, of Manhattan, who scored [...]

David Letterman Has His Staff Help Him Out with One of His Last Top 10s Ever

On last night's Late Show, Dave had 10 of his staffers help him out with one of his very last Top 10 Lists, with them running down the things they'll miss about their jobs. It was a bittersweet list, as many of the folks on staff have been working with Dave for decades, with an unclear future before them.

Howard Stern Warns David Letterman Against Inviting Leno to His Last 'Late Show'

Here's a clip from Howard Stern's visit to last night's Late Show, where he wastes no time interrogating Letterman about the news that Late Show extended an invitation for Jay Leno to be a guest on the big finale next week: "Don't applaud that! Are you serious? Are you out of your mind?" Check out some of Stern's past Letterman appearances here.

Nathan Lane Says Goodbye to Letterman Through a Musical Tribute

Here's a clip from last night's Late Show with guest Nathan Lane, who teams up with award-winning composer Marc Shaiman to say goodbye to Letterman through song. It gets a little emotional — or not emotional at all, depending on how you look at it.

President Obama Makes His Final 'Letterman' Appearance on Monday

President Barack Obama is headed to Late Show with David Letterman for one last visit before Dave leaves later this month. Deadline reports that Obama will make his final appearance opposite Letterman this Monday, May 4th, making it his third visit as President, eighth visit overall, and first visit since September 2012. Will Ferrell, Reese Witherspoon, Martin Short, Tina Fey, and Ray Romano will round out next week's all-star Late Show guest lineup.

Michelle Obama appeared as a guest on last night's show to say goodbye to Dave, which you can check out below:

Conan O'Brien and James Corden Pay Tribute to David Letterman

While they both aired new episodes last night, late night hosts Conan O'Brien and James Corden dedicated moments of their shows to David Letterman, who made his Late Show farewell after 33 years as a television host. O'Brien devoted a portion of his monologue to Dave's influence on his own comedy career and even interrupted his interview with Patton Oswalt at 11:35pm to urge viewers to switch over to CBS, while Corden dedicated several moments to Letterman during The Late Late Show, including a musical opening with Sting, Letterman-style Top Ten list, and special watermelon sign-off.

CBS Announces Its Fall 2015 Lineup Including 'Angel from Hell' and 'Life in Pieces'

CBS announced its fall 2015 lineup today, and in addition to returning comedies The Big Bang Theory and Mom, the network currently has two brand new series set to premiere. Ensemble comedy Life in Pieces will debut on Mondays, then move to Thursday nights alongside Jane Lynch's Angel from Hell after football season wraps up. Check out the full lineup below, via TV Line:

CBS Orders 'Rush Hour,' 'Angel from Hell,' and 'Life in Pieces' to Series

CBS announced a round of series orders today including two new comedies. First up is an order for Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormack's Rush Hour TV series, which is billed as a drama. CBS also ordered two half-hour single-cam comedies: Tad Quill's Angel from Hell starring Jane Lynch, Maggie Lawson, Kyle Bornheimer, and Kevin Pollak, which centers on Lynch as a stranger named Amy claiming to the guardian angel of a woman named Allison (Lawson). The second half-hour comedy order goes to the Aaron Kaplan-produced Life in Pieces by Better Off Ted's Justin Adler, which has a very vague logline ("one family told through the [...]

Will Ferrell Visits 'Late Show' as Harry Caray

Here's a clip from last night's Late Show, in which Will Ferrell gives David Letterman a surprise visit as the late Chicago Cubs announcer Harry Caray, who tells Dave (or as he calls him, Ed), that his plan to leave the show "is a good call." Later in the show, Letterman was also joined by President Obama for one last Late Show interview, which you can check out below: