The date for Stephen Colbert to take over for David Letterman as host of CBS' Late Show has finally been announced.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will debut Tuesday, September 8th, from the shows current home, the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York City.

In a statement Monday, Colbert said, “I have nine months to make a show, just like a baby. So first, I should find out how you make a baby."

CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler added, "We’re incredibly excited to welcome the creative and comedic genius of Stephen Colbert to CBS late night this fall."

Colbert's Comedy Central show, The Colbert Report, aired its last broadcast on Dec. 18.

David Letterman announced his intention to retire last April. His final show will air on May 20.