Late Show With David Letterman: Season 22 (2014 - 2015)

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Season 22
Late Show With David Letterman

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Comedic innovator David Letterman, who never had much use for sentiment, concludes his final year hosting the Late Show with characteristic class and subdued warmth - providing closure to fans who wouldn't want the funnyman any other way.

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Critic Ratings: 15

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User Ratings: 8

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Episodes

Air date: Aug 19, 2014

Joseph Gordon-Levitt; tennis player Novak Djokovic. Also: Robby Johnson performs.

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Air date: Aug 20, 2014

Kathy Griffin; documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. Also: Jeremy Messersmith performs.

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Air date: Aug 21, 2014

Serena Williams; Chadwick Boseman. Also: Echo and the Bunnymen perform.

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Air date: Aug 25, 2014

Michael Cera; dock-diving dogs. Also: Lyle Lovett performs.

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Air date: Aug 27, 2014

James McAvoy; Chris "Mad Dog" Russo. Also: The Last Internationale perform.

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Air date: Aug 28, 2014

Mike Myers; Bonnie McFarlane. Also: John Fullbright performs.

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Air date: Sep 2, 2014

Luke Wilson; Julie Chen. Also: Lee Brice performs.

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Air date: Sep 3, 2014

Kristen Wiig; Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Also: The New Pornographers perform.

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Air date: Sep 4, 2014

Steve Buscemi; 2014 Indy Car season champion. Also: Alt-J perform.

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Air date: Sep 5, 2014

Tina Fey; comedian Moody McCarthy. Also: Kevin Drew performs.

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Critic Reviews for Late Show With David Letterman Season 22

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (14)

Whenever it seemed the proceedings might get overly sentimental or maudlin, Letterman would crack a joke that kept it funny and kept it moving.

Mar 25, 2019 | Full Review…
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Letterman reserved the last third of his last show to thank those who made this run possible in the first place, most touchingly his wife, Regina, and son, Harry Joseph... The man we all knew had a heart finally revealed his heart.

Mar 25, 2019 | Full Review…
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In the face of an outpouring of nostalgia, adoration, and blatant hero worship, Dave reminded us of his failures... It might not have been the show we expected, but it was the only show David Letterman could have done.

Mar 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Those who have visited Letterman in recent weeks have pleaded with him to stay, but it's hard to argue that he's leaving too soon. His exit, however, did feel like a moment of celebration as much as nostalgia.

Mar 25, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

How was David Letterman's last show? Predictably, the answer is, it was both wonderful and, for the diehard Letterman fan, pretty darned hard to watch

Mar 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Throughout the final broadcast of The Late Show, David Letterman commemorated 33 years of subverting late-night talk-show traditions by pushing against sentimentality.

Mar 25, 2019 | Full Review…

We're not going to miss Letterman personally, but we're going to miss this institution that he created. And that is what was getting the farewell, not the man himself. In that respect, this was a perfect and classy way to wrap things up.

Mar 25, 2019 | Full Review…
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At too many points the show felt like the last 10 years of The Late Show: uninspired and going through the motions. And as a whole though, the 6,028th show was perfectly fine.

Mar 25, 2019 | Full Review…
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This was Letterman's retirement party, so the real focus was on him. The wry, self-deprecating, gracious, falsely modest, and genuinely humble focus.

Mar 25, 2019 | Full Review…
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Mr. Letterman ended his 33-year career in late night on Wednesday as he had started it -- with the irreverence, self-mockery and mischief that made him such an iconoclastic talk-show host.

Mar 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Dave's much-awaited finale was surprisingly unsurprising for such a momentous occasion. But it was clearly what Letterman wanted for himself: a wrapping up and an occasion to say thanks. He seemed to enjoy himself greatly in the process.

Mar 25, 2019 | Full Review…

It's hard to put a number on a late-night talk show, but as series finales go, David Letterman's final episode of the Late Show was suitably heartwarming and fun (if also a tad long).

Mar 25, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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