Stephen Colbert to Host Live Election Night Special on Showtime

"It'll be all the political comedy you love from my CBS show, with all the swearing and nudity you love from Showtime," Colbert says

'The Late Show' host Stephen Colbert will air a live Election Night special November 8th on "swearing and nudity"-allowing Showtime (and not CBS). Credit: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS

Late Show host Stephen Colbert will air a live Election Night special – Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going To Clean Up This Sh*t? – November 8th on Showtime. "It'll be all the political comedy you love from my CBS show, with all the swearing and nudity you love from Showtime," Colbert said in a statement.

Filmed at the Ed Sullivan Theater and scheduled for 11 p.m. EST, 35 minutes before Colbert's usual time slot, the hour-long special will include Colbert delivering live election updates as the state-by-state results roll in.

Remote segments and several surprise guests are also planned, with the episode concluding – hopefully – with the announcement of the new President of the United States.

As the announcement for the Election Night special points out, the one-time shift to Showtime allows Colbert "to do things he's never been able to do in this campaign, such as directly quote a candidate without being bleeped." (Or go on an expletive-filled rant pending the results of the election.)

While Colbert's Late Show has filmed live episodes – including during the Republican and Democratic national conventions – this marks the first time in TV history that a network late-night show has teamed with a cable network for a live special.

Colbert will get a jump on the Election Night special Monday when Colbert (as his alter ego "Randy") interviews President Barack Obama on The Late Show.