Letterman Replacement: Chelsea Handler, Jay Leno, Neil Patrick Harris?

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 at 2:16 pm

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With the shocking announcement that David Letterman is retiring from late night TV, there is rapid speculation on who will fill his seat.

Our TV aficionados at RumorFix have put together a list of possible candidates.

Chelsea Handler — her manager says she is leaving E! after eight years and she is being courted by seven companies. Could CBS be one of them? Is she too blue for network TV?

Jay Leno — he’s made it clear that it wasn’t his choice to leave The Tonight Show. But would it be too awkward to replace David with his arch rival? And if the network wants to use this as an opportunity to skew younger — Jay’s only three year’s younger than David.

Neil Patrick Harris — his highly-rated sitcom How I Met Your Mother just ended and he’s available. He’s hosted the Tonys and the Emmys and he’s co-hosted Kelly and Michael Live! He’s also part of the CBS family already.

Stephen Cobert  – entertainment blogger Nikki Finke is reporting the Comedy Central host is CBS’ Number One pick for the job.

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