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It's a date! Stephen Colbert to make 'Late Show' debut on Sept. 8

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 8:  (AFP OUT) Television personality Stephen Colbert during a taping of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" with U.S. Pres...
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 8: (AFP OUT) Television personality Stephen Colbert during a taping of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" with U.S. President Barack Obama in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University on December 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. This is President Obama's third appearance on "The Colbert Report" that will broadcast its final show on Dec. 18. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)Pool / Getty Images

Members of Colbert Nation take note: A few months after David Letterman wraps up as host of CBS' "Late Show," Stephen Colbert will take a seat behind the desk, making his official debut on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Stephen Colbert will be filling David Letterman's shoes come September.Pool / Today

"I have nine months to make a show, just like a baby," Colbert said in a CBS press release issued Monday. "So, first, I should find out how you make a baby."

Taping in the same New York City theater where Letterman has hosted for more than 20 years, "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" will premiere the day after Labor Day at 11:35 p.m., according to CBS.

Future 'Late Show' host Colbert with Letterman in April, 2014. Jeffrey R. Staab / Today

Last April, Letterman announced he would be retiring from his late-night talk show. One week later, Colbert was named Letterman's successor, and said he had "some big shoes to fill, and some really big pants." The finale of Colbert's satirical Comedy Central show "The Colbert Report," which included a star-studded musical number, aired Dec. 18.

Letterman's final "Late Show" episode is scheduled to air May 20.

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