David Letterman may be staying up “Late” for at least another two years.
CBS confirmed a report from the New York Times that the “Late Show” host was in negotiations, along with “The Late Late Show’s” Craig Ferguson, to continue as the late night staples of the network.
A network representative told the Hollywood Reporter that “As would be expected at this time, we’re having conversations with both Dave and Craig about future years. There are no further details to announce at this time.” Last February, Letterman told Howard Stern during an interview that he was planning to retire in “maybe two years,” prompting nationwide speculation about his future with the network.
The New York Times report also stated that Letterman’s production company Worldwide Pants had been given the green light to lock down new deals with members of the Late Show’s staff, producers and writers.
If Letterman does decide to continue, he would pass Johnny Carson’s 30-year run as the longest run in late-night TV history. His current contract will expire in August.