I was looking through the TV listings and noticed that CBS was airing an episode of 'The Mentalist.' Based on this article Dave took his show, which he owns off the air. CBS is not moving the 12:30 guy to 11:30. Seems kind of odd to me, but its network TV. Way back before I was born, NBC had guest hosts for 6-7 months after Jack Paar left and before Johnny Carson was out from his ABC contract and could host The Tonight Show. * It is noted that the Ed Sullivan Theatre is being torn apart to give Colbert's show its own specific look. Complete Article > http://www.adweek.com/news/television/why-cbs-replacing-david-letterman-reruns-mentalist-164989 Why CBS Is Replacing David Letterman With Reruns of The Mentalist Could summer strategy blunt James Corden's momentum? By Jason Lynch May 26, 2015, 2:50 PM EDT How you follow an icon like David Letterman and his perfect Late Show finale last Wednesday? For CBS, the answer might seem surprising: Simon Baker. Do not adjust your television sets; CBS is indeed currently airing repeats of The Mentalist, starring Baker, in the 11:30 p.m. late-night time slot Letterman occupied since 1993. In fact, all summer, until The Late Show with Stephen Colbert debuts Sept. 8, the network will show repeats of a different CBS drama each week. The Mentalist will air until early June, followed by shows like NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion and Blue Bloods. It's an unexpected strategy given how much attention CBS received earlier this year when it enlisted celebs like Will Arnett and John Mayer to guest host The Late Late Show from January to March and bridge the gap between Craig Ferguson and James Corden. The network had limited options for filling the time slot. Letterman, who owns his show via his Worldwide Pants production company, told the New York Times in April, "When we sign off, we're out of business with CBS." That took Late Show repeats off the table. But, Brad Adgate, svp of research at Horizon Media, wonders what might have been if CBS had experimented with moving Corden to 11:30 for the summer.