Stephen Colbert, THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT

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Well, this is unexpected—and awesome.

CBS has finally announced which show has landed the coveted post Super Bowl time-slot: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert! A special live edition of Colbert's late night show will broadcast from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City immediately following the biggest TV event of the year on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, the network revealed on Wednesday. 

And the unexpected choice is also a historic one as The Late Show will be the first-ever late night talk show to land the post-Super Bowl slot. But the late night party won't end with Colbert.

The Late Late Show with James Corden will also air a special Super Bowl Sunday edition immediately following The Late Show

"It's been a very big year in late night at CBS," Glenn Geller, President, CBS Entertainment, said in a statement. "We're extremely proud of our two new late night franchises, and we're thrilled to give Stephen and James this big Super Bowl Sunday showcase." 

Colbert and Corden have both made major late-night debuts this year, with Colbert taking over The Late Show from David Letterman in September, while Corden has made quite the impression since taking over The Late Late Show in March, especially with his popular "Carpool Karaoke" segment. 

Last year, NBC aired The Blacklist after the big game, while Fox's New Girl won the 2014 slot and CBS gave the plum spot to Elementary in 2013. 

As E! News was the first to report, Adam Levine and Maroon 5 are currently in talks to headline the Super Bowl halftime show.

Super Bowl 50 airs Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 on CBS.

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