Concha: By Picking Colbert for Late Show, CBS Guarantees Itself 3rd Place in Late Night | Mediaite: "The old saying goes that you never want to be the guy to follow THE GUY. Stephen Colbert — who’s fine on cable but will flop on the big stage against steeper competition — now follows a legend, and gets a five-year contract in the process. But when third place becomes a regular occurrence for the proud Tiffany Network, don’t expect him to last even three years, let alone five.
And when the smoke clears, Stephen Colbert at 11:30 PM will go down as CBS’s worst decision since the time they decided to put Connie Chung next to Dan Rather…"
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