Late-night TV snapshot: What we’re viewing now, and how (April 2016)

CBS announced a new showrunner today for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, moving Eric Licht from his executive producer gig on the morning shift for CBS This Morning to help steer the late-night ship into more comfortable long-term territory. Before you rush to write your hot-take thinkpieces about how this marks Colbert’s Late Show as an epic fail following David Letterman, let me take you back about 24 years — when just four months after Jay Leno took over The Tonight Show from Johnny Carson, NBC fired Leno’s executive producer and began shaking things up in Burbank. Then...

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