David Letterman’s Final Late Show Episode Announced: Find Out the Date!

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David Letterman's final Late Show episode was announced on Wednesday, Dec. 10 -- find out the date! John Paul Filo/CBS/Getty Images

Let the countdown (sadly) begin! David Letterman's final Late Show episode will air on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, CBS announced on Dec. 10.

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"David Letterman has given to all of us a remarkable legacy of achievement and creative brilliance that will never be forgotten," CBS president and CEO Leslie Moonves said in a statement. "It's going to be tough to say goodbye, but I know we will all cherish the shows leading up to Dave's final broadcast in May."

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Letterman, 67, revealed back in April that he would be stepping down from his late-night hosting gig after 31 years. "We don't have the timing of this precisely down. It will be, I think, at least a year or so, but sometime in the not-too-distant future — 2014," he said at the time. "For the love of God — Paul [Shaffer] and I will be wrapping things up and taking a hike."

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Just days later, it was confirmed that another funnyman would be taking his place — Stephen Colbert. "I'm thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me," the Colbert Report host, 50, said. "Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth."

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