CBS and David Letterman have begun discussing a new deal to keep thehost on the network beyond 2010, according to sources with knowledge of the early talks.
The two sides are striking up talks as the 11:30 timeslot is about to undergo a sea change withO'Brien taking over The and Jay Leno deciding not to jump to ABC and compete for those viewers.
Both CBS and Letterman could see that as an opportunity for Letterman to pick up some new eyeballs and potentially take over as the top host in late night with Leno out of the picture, as he moves on to start his 10 pm show on NBC.
CBS, Letterman talk new deal
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