That’s right, Stephen Colbert will get to take a night to go from network to premium cable to cover election night live in November as the results come in. It’s an interesting move that might prove useful to building the reputation of The Late Show under Stephen Colbert as Stephen will probably get to flex his satirical muscles a little more, if not a lot, on Showtime.
You should definitely expect Stephen Colbert to make use of the fact that he’s on Showtime rather than CBS (i.e. letting expletives fly freely).
It may just be an election year, but it does seem like Stephen is doing a lot of live episodes lately and benefitting from it.