Stephen Colbert’s “The Late Show” will serve up three live installments following the presidential and vice presidential debates in September and October.
The live plan aims to build on the momentum that CBS’ “Late Show” generated last month with live telecasts that followed the Democratic and Republican presidential nominating conventions. Debates between presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are set for Sept. 26 and Oct. 19. Vice presidential candidates Tim Kaine and Mike Pence will face off on Oct. 4.
“The Late Show” will air live on the East Coast from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, and on tape delay in the other time zones.
“Late Show” delivered its highest ratings in months during the convention weeks. It also produced its most-watched Internet video clips to date with Jon Stewart’s rant about Republican nominee Donald Trump and Laura Benanti’s impersonation of Melania Trump. “Late Show” is exec produced by Colbert, Stewart, Chris Licht and Tom Purcell.