David Letterman has picked the date he’ll say goodbye on CBS.
The 67-year-old star will host his final Late Show on CBS on May 20.
“David Letterman has given to all of us a remarkable legacy of achievement and creative brilliance that will never be forgotten,” said Leslie Moonves, president and CEO of the CBS Corporation. “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.”
Letterman, who has hosted the Late Show for 22 years, is the longest-tenured late night talent. He made a living in the genre for 32 years.
The Late Show with Letterman premiered on August 30, 1993. He first came onto the scene in February 1982 with Late Night with David Letterman, which ran for more than 11 years on NBC.
By next May, Letterman will have hosted 6,028 episodes of Late Show and Late Night.