Colbert replacing Letterman makes Twitter explode: Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers and more respond

CBS announced that Stephen Colbert will replace David letterman as host of "Late Show." Here are the best reactions

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Colbert replacing Letterman makes Twitter explode: Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers and more respondStephen Colbert (Credit: Reuters/Yuri Gripas)

After much speculation, CBS has announced that in 2015 Stephen Colbert will be replacing David Letterman as the host of the “Late Show.” As with the #CancelColbert hashtag, the news has reverberated quickly around Twitter. Here are the best reactions:

Other late night hosts respond:

Some speculate new “late night wars”

Celebrities from all corners weighed in:

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Others wondered what will happen to “Stephen Colbert.” (And mourn the loss of the satirical character.)

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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