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

By Sarah Gray

Published April 10, 2014 4:25PM (EDT)

  (Reuters/Yuri Gripas)
(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:

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Some speculate new "late night wars"

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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.)

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Sarah Gray

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

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