CBS have announced the final guests for the Late Show With David Letterman next week.
Late Show favourite Tom Hanks will appear on Monday’s programme with Eddie Vedder.
Long-time friend of the Late Show (and Late Night) Bill Murray will be the guest on Tuesday’s show.
Wednesday’s finale is being kept under wraps with CBS only saying it “will be an hour filled with surprises”.
The official press release from CBS:
The Final Broadcasts Will Feature Appearances by Tom Hanks, Bill Murray, Eddie Vedder and Letterman’s Historic Final “Late Show” Broadcast on May 20
After 33 years in late night television, 6,028 broadcasts, nearly 20,000 total guest appearances, 16 Emmy Awards and more than 4,600 career Top Ten Lists, David Letterman says goodbye to late night television audiences with the final three broadcasts of the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Monday, May 18 – Wednesday, May 20 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT).
The three-night event kicks off Monday, May 18 with a visit from Academy Award winner Tom Hanks, who first appeared with Letterman on “Late Night” April 4, 1984 and will make his 60th total appearance with the host. Also that night, rock superstar Eddie Vedder will make a special music performance backed by Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra.
Bill Murray, Letterman’s first guest on “Late Night’s” debut on Feb. 1, 1982, and his first guest on the LATE SHOW’s Aug. 30, 1993 premiere, makes his 44th overall and final appearance with the host Tuesday, May 19.
These shows all lead up to Letterman’s final LATE SHOW broadcast, Wednesday, May 20, which will be an hour filled with surprises, memorable highlights, the show’s final Top Ten List and more.
The LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN is a production of Worldwide Pants Incorporated. Barbara Gaines, Matt Roberts, Jude Brennan and Rob Burnett are the executive producers.
There’s been an extremely high quality of guests in recent weeks leading up to the final few shows – this week we’ve already seen Howard Stern, Don Rickles, Bill Clinton, Adam Sandler, Julia Roberts, Paul Shaffer and Ryan Adams. Tonight’s show will feature George Clooney and Tom Waits. Friday night’s guests are the one & only Oprah Winfrey and Norm Macdonald.