Poll: Who should replace David Letterman as ‘Late Show’ host?

David Letterman suddenly and surprisingly announced his retirement on Thursday as a talk show host effective sometime in 2015. He has hosted “Late Show with David Letterman” on CBS since 1993 and “Late Night” with David Letterman for 11 years before that on NBC.

Who would be your choice to replace him next year? (Vote in our poll at the bottom of this post.)

Should it be a current late nighter like Stephen Colbert, Craig Ferguson, Conan O’Brien, or Jon Stewart?

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How about a funny lady such as Ellen DeGeneres, Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, or Amy Poehler?

Would it be a cruel twist if the recently-retired Jay Leno got the job?

Vote now in our poll and let CBS know your choice to replace Letterman in 2015.

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