Showtime to Air Election Night Special Hosted by Colbert

Mark McKinnon speaks with Republican strategist and lobbyist Bruce Mehlman about how the coronavirus is impacting the 2020 presidential race and Trump's re-election bid in Washington, D.C., on March 12, 2020.
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Stephen Colbert will host a live election night special on Showtime Nov. 3. Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand: Building Back America Great Again Better 2020 goes on at 11 p.m. ET and runs for an hour. Guests include Charlamagne Tha God and Alex Wagner, John Heilemann and Mark McKinnon of Showtime politics show The Circus. 

Colbert hosts The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS, corporate sibling of Showtime. 

“It’s going to be a great night although my therapist has reminded me America has to WANT to change,” said Colbert.

Colbert hosted an election night special on Showtime in 2016. 

Colbert, Chris Licht, Tom Purcell and Jon Stewart are the executive producers of the special, and of The Late Show.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.