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