LOS ANGELES -- "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" will debut Tuesday, Sept. 8. The announcement was made Monday at the TV Critics Press tour. It was also revealed that the late-night program will include music. No band leader has been named.
So what will air in the 10:35 p.m. time slot between David Letterman's retirement in May and Colbert's premiere? CBS entertainment chairman Nina Tassler said the network will air encore presentations of its hit shows.
Tassler also announced that CBS is picking up "NCIS:New Orleans," "Madam Secretary" and "Scorpion" for second seasons.
CBS's day at the tour was highlighted by an appearance from Patricia Arquette, who won a Golden Globe Sunday night for her work in "Boyhood." Arquette is starring in the upcoming procedural, "CSI: Cyber." Others chatting with journalists Monday were Edie Falco, James Corden and Matthew Perry.