Colbert, Fallon, Meyers, and After Midnight Will Go Dark Next Week

Summertime is officially here, and late night is going quiet again as a quartet of shows go on break starting Monday, June 24.

Each of CBS and NBC’s late-night shows—The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and After Midnight and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night With Seth Meyers, respectively—will be airing repeats for two weeks. Which leaves just The Daily Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live! (which will feature guest host Martin Short) holding down the fort next week.

Even with the limited number of new shows, next week promises to deliver some memorable moments. On Kimmel, Short will play host to several of his Only Murders in the Building co-stars, including Steve Martin, Selena Gomez, and Meryl Streep. The Daily Show, meanwhile, will broadcast live—with Jon Stewart at the helm—following the presidential debate scheduled for Thursday, June 27.

The following week (the week of July 1, which includes the Independence Day holiday) will see those two shows join the others on break, with each of the late-night shows set to return with new episodes on Monday, July 8.

With viewership typically down during the summer months, recent years in particular have seen most shows take extended breaks at least twice over the summer, traditionally around the July 4th and Labor Day holidays.

With the Summer Olympics scheduled for Friday, July 26 through Sunday, August 11, each of the network shows will be off those weeks (although Fallon, for one, will be in Paris co-hosting the closing ceremony).

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  1. Cyndi Mazon says:

    Multimillion dollar late night hosts and inaddition take off 12 weeks a year, unbelievable! God bless America guys. Salaries of celebrities, politicians, CEO’s and others making bank and the every day working class picking up the tab with raising costs on everything . Commercials pay loads to advertise their products on TV and what must they pay the celebs to promote their products, Ben Affleck supposedly 10million from Dunkin Donuts, who ends up paying?