Stephen Colbert is taking his show (and his curse words) on the road (metaphorically) for election night.
Colbert will provide live election night coverage on Showtime, an outlet that will allow the “Daily Show” alum to speak freely as the final hours of the 2016 election play out. David Nevins, president and CEO of Showtime Networks, made the announcement Monday morning after tipping the possibility during the Television Critics Association summer press tour earlier this year.
“It’ll be all the political comedy you love from my CBS show, with all the swearing and nudity you love from Showtime,” Colbert said in a released statement.
The hour-long special will be filmed from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, home of Colbert’s regular gig, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
Along with remote segments, surprise guests and a reveal (ideally) of who won the presidency, viewers will have the opportunity to see Colbert in a more uncensored environment than he’s afforded on CBS.
While Showtime is touting the project as a landmark development, given that the series has never partnered with a cable network for the production of a live event, it’s slightly less impressive, given that CBS and Showtime are part of one big, happy corporate family.
“Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going to Clean Up This (Mess)?” goes live on Showtime on Nov. 8 at 8 p.m.
“Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going to Clean Up This (Mess)?”
Nov. 8, 8 p.m., Showtime
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
The 69th Primetime Emmy® Awards will be broadcast LIVE from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 17 (8:00-11:00PM, live ET/5:00-8:00PM live PT) on the CBS Television Network. Emmy® Award winner Stephen Colbert, the multi-talented host of THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT, will host The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, marking his first time as master of ceremonies for the event.
Episode 3: The Prince and I
Season 5 | AIRED: Aug 29 9/8c
Patti's first client this week is brand new to being a millionaire. Daniel Kibblesmith, a 27-year-old comedy writer for the popular website Groupon, is a self-professed nerd who doesn't yet understand the social etiquette of dating, nor does he possess the polish of a millionaire. Patti's other client is the complete opposite of Daniel. Mario Max Schaumburg-Lippe, or Prince Max for short, is 34 and allegedly hails from one of the oldest royal families in Europe. Currently residing in New York City, he has amassed a fortune developing his own fashion line, fragrances, and an upcoming vodka label. Patti must curb Prince Max's habit of bragging about his fabulous life in order to find him the right princess.