Colbert Versus the Jimmys

Fallon and Kimmel transformed the talk show into a series of viral videos. Can Colbert take it back to the future?

Host, executive producer, writer Stephen Colbert speaks onstage during the 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' panel discussion at the CBS portion of the 2015 Summer TCA Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 10, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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When Stephen Colbert takes over as host of the Late Show on CBS, he will be facing a challenge he never faced as host of the Colbert Report, and it’s not living without the right-wing blowhard character he created for that show. It is the Jimmys. 

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