Is The Late Show with Stephen Colbert new tonight, January 22?

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New week, new The Late Show with Stephen Colbert? That's what late-night TV fans are hoping for after an eventful weekend leads into Monday night.

Since we last heard from Stephen Colbert, Republican presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis has dropped out of the race, Donald Trump had another embarrassing mishap, and Joe Biden created more questions about his foreign policy. Added up, it makes for a lot to discuss on The Late Show.

Thankfully, we'll get to hear exactly what Colbert has to say about all that and more on Monday. There will be a brand new episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight.

Expect Colbert's monologue to wave a not-so-fond farewell to Ron DeSantis. The Florida governor has long been a punchline on The Late Show, so his poor performance in Iowa and leading up to New Hampshire should be an easy target for Colbert.

Colbert may also want to share his thoughts on Donald Trump's tough week both at the podium and in the courtroom. The former president appeared to confuse Nikki Haley with Nancy Pelosi, something Colbert will surely remember come tonight's monologue.

For tonight's guest, Colbert opens things up by talking with Trevor Noah. The former Daily Show host has been keeping busy with stand-up comedy shows and a podcast. He's also coming off an Emmy win for his final run at the late-night TV show, ending Last Week Tonight with John Oliver's streak.

Then, civil rights icon Ruby Bridges joins the show. Bridges became famous as the first African-American student at a previously all-white school in Louisiana during desegregation in 1960. She'll be on The Late Show to promote her new book, Dear Ruby, Hear Our Hearts.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airs tonight, January 22, at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS. The show is also available on Paramount+.