Comedy, Talk Show
Improv actor and comic Stephen Colbert leaves his "The Colbert Report" character behind as he makes his long-awaited return to television. As the host of The Late Show franchise redux -- taped at the historic Ed Sullivan Theatre at New York -- Colbert talks to actors, athletes, politicians, comics, artists and musicians as himself for the first time. Loyal fans, however, will also be treated to consistency as Colbert remains backed by many members of his writing and digital team from his former venture. Julliard-trained Jon Batiste serves as the bandleader.
Stephen welcomes Anna Gunn, John Dickerson, Simone Giertz.
Stephen welcomes Larry Wilmore, Chris Noth, and a musical performance by Sampha.
Stephen welcomes actor Christian Slater, Congressman John Lewis, and actor Chris Geere.
Stephen welcomes actor Riz Ahmed, actor Pedro Pascal, and a musical performance by Angel Olsen.
Stephen welcomes Rachel Weisz, filmmaker Kevin Smith, and Spike Feresten.
Stephen welcomes Senator Tim Kaine, Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee, Tony Hale, and a musical performance by Car Seat Headrest.
Stephen welcomes Anderson Cooper, actor Edgar Ramirez, and a musical performance by Kip Moore.
Stephen welcomes Rami Malek, actors Tika Sumpter & Parker Sawyers, and a musical performance by Diana Gordon.
Stephen welcomes Amy Schumer, Omari Hardwick, and Michaela Watkins.
Stephen welcomes Diane Kruger, a stand-up comedy performance by Mark Normand, and U.S. Olympic Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad.
Stephen welcomes Jamie Dornan, actor Javier Muñoz, Malcolm Gladwell, and The O'Jays sitting in with Jon Batiste and Stay Human.
Stephen welcomes John Cena, Scott Eastwood, and a musical performance by Aaron Neville.
Stephen welcomes Will Smith, Logan Lerman, and a musical performance by Tony Bennett.
Stephen welcomes Viola Davis, Simon Helberg from the CBS comedy series "The Big Bang Theory," and a musical performance by Declan McKenna.
Democratic National Convention.
Broadcast live all week. Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin; comic Eric Andre.
Broadcast live all week. Comic John Oliver; actor Jai Courtney; radio personality Charlamagne Tha God.
Broadcast live all week. Actor Jeff Daniels; comic Bassem Youssef; Aurora performs.
Broadcast live all week. Actress Allison Janney; former Rep. Anthony Weiner; Ryan Adams performs.
Stephen welcomes Jennifer Saunders
Broadcast live all week. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); actor Billy Eichner; Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs perform.
Broadcast live all week. Actor Tony Goldwyn; businessman Mark Cuban; comic Lewis Black; comic Cory Kahaney; Wyclef Jean sits in with Jon Batiste and Stay Human.
Broadcast live all week. Actor Keegan-Michael Key; actress Kathryn Hahn; NAF performs.
Late Show's live RNC coverage begins with Zoe Saldana and a special guest.
Stephen welcomes the anchors of "CBS This Morning": Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell, DeRay Mckesson and a stand-up comedy performance by Bonnie McFarlane.
Bill Maher; Michael K. Williams. Also: Parquet Courts perform.
Stephen welcomes Benjamin Bratt, Rob Corddry, and a musical performance by The Shelters.
Stephen welcomes Nicholas Hoult, John Turturro, Bret Baier, and a musical performance by Young Greatness.
Stephen welcomes Bryan Cranston, Busy Philipps, and a musical performance by Blink-182.
Stephen welcomes Zachary Quinto, Natasha Lyonne and 2 Chainz.
Stephen welcomes Ellie Kemper, Patrick Fugit, and a musical performance by We Are Scientists.