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CBS Prez Denies Neil Patrick Harris Was Ever Offered David Letterman’s Job! Wait…You Callin’ NPH A Liar?!

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David Letterman is FOR SURE retiring in 2015 and Stephen Colbert is FOR SURE taking over for him on The Late Show.

But there has been a lot of talk over what happened leading up to that announcement and whether or not Mr. Colbert was CBS’s first choice for a permanent late night replacement host!

Like, maybe they wanted Neil Patrick Harris instead?

Those rumors started when NPH went on Howard Stern on Wednesday morning and spilled that he had a sushi lunch with Eye Network CEO Les Moonves about the possibility of taking over at 11:30 BEFORE Colbert got named as Letterman’s successor!

But Moonves is telling a different side of that story today, suggesting Neil wasn’t as big a frontrunner as he might have thought!

Les explained:

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Sorry, Stephen Colbert! Neil Patrick Harris Was Asked To Replace David Letterman FIRST! All The Juice HERE!

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Are we happy that Stephen Colbert is taking over for David Letterman when he retires next year?

Of course we are. He’s fantastic.

But would we abandon Stephen faster than a house in Crimea if it meant a chance to see Neil Patrick Harris on a nightly basis?

You bet your sweet Doogie Howser a** we would!

Sorry, Stephen. NPH is just sort of our jam.

Too bad Neil actually TURNED DOWN the Late Show job after he decided he didn’t want it!

What the friggin’ WHAT?!

The multi-talented actor told Howard Stern yesterday that he DID in fact meet with CBS bigwigs Les Moonves and Nina Tassler about being the potential new late night host on the Eye Network.

But after much consideration, he said to them, “thanks, but no thanks!”

Neil told Howard:

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Who Is Replacing Stephen Colbert?! Comedy Central Has Their New Host For 11:30! Find Out Who HERE!

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It'll be a bitter sweet day when Stephen Colbert wraps up his long-running show on Comedy Central in order to take over for David Letterman on The Late Show.

But the cable channel has returned to The Daily Show well in order to find Stephen's replacement! They announced this week that Senior Black Correspondent Larry Willmore will take over at 11:30 when The Colbert Report comes to a close!

We are all about this pick!

Wilmore will host The Minority Report starting in January. The show will be executive produced by Jon Stewart himself so we've got a good feeling this new series will be a hit!

Jon congratulated his friend Larry, who has been contributing to The Daily Show since 2006, saying

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Jimmy Kimmel Live Is Sticking Around! ABC Gives The Show Its Blessing With A Two-Year Contract Extension!

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It may make Kanye West sad (well, saddER) but it's good news for Jimmy Kimmel!

The late night funny man will stay just where he is for two more years!

Unlike CBS, who seem to be doing a bit of a late night shuffle, ABC are quite pleased with their lineup just the way it is!

And to prove it, they've given Jimmy Kimmel Live a two-year contract extension!

Jimmy will be the host of the show through at least January of 2017, to face off against Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert!

This doesn't come as too much of a surprise given that Jimmy has increased his audience every season for the past four years!

Well, we are looking forward to two more years of Lie Witness News, Mean Tweets, and the brand new but HIGHlarious Celebrity Curse Off! Congrats, guy!

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Stephen Colbert Proclaims He's "Won Television" While Bidding Farewell To Jon Stewart & The Daily Show! WATCH!

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Stephen Colbert started his long string of goodbyes last night when he stopped by Jon Stewart’s show to state the obvious…

He's leaving The Colbert Report!

The Daily Show host obviously knew what was going on, since Stephen was announced as David Letterman's recent replacement—but that didn't stop the overly confident character from completely milking his departure!

Ch-ch-check out the HIGHlarity, plus a silly highlight reel of Stephen's stint as a Daily Show correspondent…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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Stephen Colbert Talks About Hosting The Late Show With David Letterman & Turning Down An Internship With Him!

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Last night, Stephen Colbert got close enough to The Late Show desk he could taste it!

Although he won't be reigning supreme behind it just yet, David Letterman had him on as a guest for the first time he was announced as successor, and the two dished about him taking over his position (above).

The Late Show heir apparent also talked about how love (and lack of paycheck) got in the way of him becoming an intern there.

Ch-ch-check out Stephen talk about the internship that never was…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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