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Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ to air after Super Bowl 50

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Posted at 1:17 PM, Nov 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-11 13:17:59-05

NEW YORK — Colbert nation meet NFL nation.

Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” will follow the most watched TV event of the year, Super Bowl 50, on February 7, CBS announced on Wednesday.

This makes “The Late Show” the first late night series to ever air in the post-Super Bowl time slot, estimated to be between 10 pm and 11 pm ET.

Colbert will be followed by “The Late Late Show With James Corden” after the late local news.

“It’s been a very big year in late night at CBS,” Glenn Geller, president of CBS Entertainment said in a statement. “We’re extremely proud of our two new late night franchises, and we’re thrilled to give Stephen and James this big Super Bowl Sunday showcase.”

Super Bowl 50 will air from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on CBS.