Is The Late Show with Stephen Colbert new tonight, March 23rd?

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Stephen Colbert’s “The Late Show” is getting another two-day break due to March Madness.

The Late Show viewers looking to Stephen Colbert for his take on President Trump’s defense of his most wild claims in a Time interview, and the latest House vote delay in repealing Obamacare will have to wait until Monday night when the show returns after a brief hiatus. The CBS late-night program will in repeats Thursday and Friday night thanks to continued coverage of March Madness, following three pre-taped episodes this week.

Tonight’s regional semifinals between Michigan vs. Oregon and Purdue vs. Kansas will delay a Late Show re-airing from February until about 12:35 a.m. ET, featuring Connie Britton and Zoey Deutch as guests, while tomorrow’s installment will be an encore from earlier this month with guests Hugh Jackman and Condola Rashad, and a performance by The Flaming Lips, following match-ups between Butler vs. North Carolina and UCLA vs. Kentucky.

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However, like last week, The Late Late Show with James Corden will still air a new episode Thursday night (or Friday morning) featuring Terrence Howard and Jenna Elfman as guests, with a performance by Nicole Scherzinger. It will air starting around 1:37 a.m. ET.

Colbert’s Late Show is coming off its seventh straight week as the highest-rated late-night series, though it continues to lag behind The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in the all-important 18-49 demo. During the three episodes this week, the host continued to create fake news to appease Trump, mocked Kid Rock’s possible Senate run in Michigan by giving more airtime to his potential opponent, took AG Jeff Sessions to task over his marijuana comments, was interrupted by a time-traveling Ryan Reynolds during a pre-taped monologue, and used his conservative alter ego to call out the Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts using “The Werd.

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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert returns with a full week of new episodes next Monday, March 27 at 11:30 p.m. ET on CBS.