(WBNG Binghamton) The “Late Show” with Stephen Colbert will stay in New York City, as will the 200 New York-based jobs needed to support the show.
Governor Andrew Cuomo and CBS made the announcement Wednesday.
In April, David Letterman said he would be retiring after 21 years.
The following week, CBS announced that Stephen Colbert will take his place. Colbert will start after Letterman determines a timetable for his final broadcasts in 2015.
“I am pleased to announce that the “Late Show” will stay in New York, where it belongs. New York has long been an international entertainment leader, and with this commitment from CBS we are beginning the next chapter in that proud history,” Cuomo said.
Cuomo said CBS will be eligible to receive at least $11 million in performance-based Excelsior tax credits over the course of five years.