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David Letterman's Last Shows to Be Who's Who of Entertainment

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By    |   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 06:09 AM

David Letterman will leave his "Late Show" with a bang as CBS has announced a star-studded lineup for his last shows in the Ed Sullivan Theater, including Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney and Robert Downey,. Jr.

Letterman's final broadcast will be on May 20, ending a 33-year run as a late night host – the longest in television history, according to Entertainment Weekly. He announced a year ago that he would be retiring.

A CBS announcement on Monday said the stars will appear over the final six weeks but did not give specific date for guests, including Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jack Hanna, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Keaton, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Sarah Jessica Parker, Don Rickles and Julia Roberts.

Other guest announced by CBS include Ray Romano, Paul Rudd, Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Short, Howard Stern, John Travolta and Bruce Willis. Some of the musical guests included The Avett Brothers and Brandi Carlile, Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews Band, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones and Mumford and Sons.

The show features Michael J. Fox, actress Amy Sedaris and musical guests Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell on Wednesday; Kevin James, comedian Tom Dreesen, and musical guest Tracy Chapman on Thursday; and Alec Baldwin with musical guest John Mayer Friday.

Stephen Colbert, the former host of "The Colbert Report" on Comedy Central, will make his debut as the new host on the "Late Show" on Sept. 8. CBS will air "Late Show" reruns until Colbert's first broadcast, noted The Hollywood Reporter.

Colbert, in the meantime, will appear in the sixth season of Jerry Seinfeld's webseries "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," according to The New York Times. It will be one of a small handful of appearances Colbert has made since ending his Comedy Central show in anticipation of replacing Letterman.

Colbert, who created his Comedy Central series from a character he developed on "The Daily Show," will be joined in other season six episodes featuring new "The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah, Seinfeld's former television co-star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jim Carrey and "Family Feud" host Steve Harvey, according to the Times.

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