Catholics take over late night TV?

It could happen, if this juicy tidbit comes true:

Stephen Colbert is CBS’ top choice to replace the retiring David Letterman, and has indicated that he’s willing to take over the Late Show when the time comes, people familiar with both sides of the discussions tell Mashable.

Colbert has not had any formal contract discussions with CBS, and no agreement is in place, but sources tell Mashable that he first engaged with network executives while Letterman was still mulling the timing of his retirement. Though CBS has had conversations with other candidates, including Colbert’s Comedy Central counterpart Jon Stewart, individuals with knowledge of the situation say Colbert is currently the front-and-center candidate.

That would mean that all three 11:30 TV slots would be filled by Catholics: Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel. (And let’s not forget Conan O’Brien on TBS at 11.)

One of these guys has got to get the pope for a guest.


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