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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:

Former 'Letterman' Writer Will Forte Returns to 'Letterman'

Will Forte, who briefly wrote for The Late Show with David Letterman, came back to the show last night as a guest to promote his new movie, Nebraska. This was Forte's second appearance on the show since he became a well-known actor, and David Letterman showed an old clip of the two of them together in a sketch from the late '90s — or as Letterman disgustingly calls it, "a skit."

Watch Bill Murray's Appearance on David Letterman's 20th Anniversary Show

Bill Murray's appearances on Letterman are always something to look forward to, and last night was no exception. Murray, who was Letterman's first guest on both his shows in 1982 and 1993 respectively, dropped by to celebrate Letterman's 20th anniversary on The Late Show and he pulled out all the stops. Here's Murray's entire 20-minute appearance on the show last night, in which he enters dressed as Liberace, jackhammers open a hole in the stage to retrieve a time capsule from 1993, and caps it off by singing "I Will Always Love You" to Letterman.

Letterman's First Guest, Bill Murray, Will Return for His Show's 20th Anniversary This Week

David Letterman's CBS series The Late Show turns 20 this week, and Bill Murray, the show's first ever guest, is returning for the milestone this Thursday. In addition to having been Letterman's first Late Show guest in August of 1993, Murray was also his inaugural guest on NBC's Late Night in 1982. As evidenced in our recent videolist of Murray's best Letterman appearances, it's always worth looking forward to when he pops up on the show and it should be a fun, unpredictable way to ring in this milestone for Letterman.

Oprah Is Set to Make Her Second 'Letterman' Appearance Next Week

It's been seven years since Oprah Winfrey last went on The Late Show with David Letterman, but she's set to return to the show on Thursday, August 1st, CBS announced today. Oprah first appeared on the show in December of 2005, ending a decades-long feud with Letterman that began when she had an unpleasant time on his previous show, Late Night, in 1989 due to an unruly audience.

Check out Oprah and Letterman discussing the feud below:

Watch the Cast of 'HIMYM' Do Letterman's Top 10 List

David Letterman trotted out the cast of How I Met Your Mother last night to compete against Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show debut. Here's the show's stars, Josh Radnor, Alyson Hannigan, Colbie Smulders, Jason Segel, and Neil Patrick Harris, doing Letterman's Top 10 list.

David Letterman Extends His Contract Through 2015, Past NBC's 'Tonight Show' Transition

CBS announced today that they've extended David Letterman's Late Show contract through 2015. Letterman's previous contract ran through 2014, but his new contract will keep him behind his CBS desk one year past longtime ratings rival Jay Leno's (second) retirement from The Tonight Show. Leno's (second) final Tonight Show is set for February 6th, 2014. Letterman's Late Show celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. As far as his eventual retirement goes, Letterman told Oprah last year that he and CBS boss Les Moonvess "have an agreement.” He added, "When he wants me to go, all he needs to do is call and say, ‘You know Dave, it’s time [...]

Here's Bill Murray's Liberace Entrance for Letterman's 20th Anniversary Show

Tonight is David Letterman's 20th anniversary show on CBS's The Late Show with special guest Bill Murray, and here's a clip of Murray's elaborate entrance onto the stage from tonight's episode, which he does as Liberace.

Tina Fey Plays Surveillance Footage of Her Office Being Burglarized on 'Letterman'

Here's a clip from Tina Fey's appearance on Letterman last night, in which she discusses how her production company's offices were recently burglarized (not robbed) and then plays surveillance footage of the incident. That blurred-out burglar is probably Jack McBrayer, right?

Tony Hale's Asthma Once Shut Down a TV Show

Arrested Development's Tony Hale opened up to David Letterman last night about how his asthma attack once briefly shut down production on an unnamed western TV show. It must have been tough for him to film that scene from the new Arrested Development where Buster helps Lucille smoke a cigarette.

Watch Will Ferrell Sing with the Vienna Boys Choir on 'Letterman'

From Letterman last night, here's Will Ferrell singing "Christmastime is Here" with a boys' choir, who he's been traveling and performing with all over the country recently. All of the practice Will Ferrell's been doing on tour definitely shows.

Watch Steve Martin Make Fun of David Letterman for 15 Minutes

Here's Steve Martin's appearance on Letterman from Friday night, which he mostly spends busting Letterman's balls about his frequent anniversaries and his taste in suits. It's always fun to watch these two talk to each other.

Amy Sedaris Was Great as Ever on 'Letterman' Last Night

Amy Sedaris went on Letterman last night for the zillionth time and was super funny, especially when teasing Letterman about his show being in trouble and about getting pulled over while eating an apple.

Louis C.K. Talks About Seeing a Dead Guy from His Boat and His Friendship with Andrew Dice Clay on 'Letterman'

Here's Louis C.K. on Letterman last night, telling a story abut finding a dead guy in the water while piloting his boat and also playing a voicemail from his Blue Jasmine costar and friend Andrew Dice Clay, saying "he's the kind of friend that once you have him, he's with you." Also, as C.K. says at the end of the interview, he's wearing a suit instead of his traditional black T-shirt and jeans because Letterman got mad at him last time.