Even though Stephen Colbert signed off “Colbert Report” way back in December, he’s still predicted to win the Emmy for Best Variety Talk Series thanks, no doubt, to those relentless promos and billboards touting his brand new CBS talker “Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Could the intense marketing for his new series help remind voters how much they liked him on his old show?
Currently, “Colbert Report” is ranked first in our Emmy predictions center, just ahead of two other shows that are no longer on the air: “Late Show with David Letterman” and “Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” The other three contenders are continuing series: “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Sometimes those rascally Emmy voters aren’t very nostalgic (Hugh Laurie, Steve Carell and Michael C. Hall never won), but if it’s a show they love they’re not afraid of giving them a goodbye hug. Case in point: “Breaking Bad,” “The Sopranos” and “Everybody Loves Raymond” all won for their final seasons.
Will being front and center during the midst of Emmy voting give “Colbert Report” the boost it needs to take home this award? Make your predictions below using our easy drag-and-drop menu.
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Photo: “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Credit: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS