Peyton Manning making May 5 visit to 'Late Show with David Letterman'

By John Breech |

Two old friends will be getting back together on May 5. (CBS)
Two old friends will be getting back together on May 5. (CBS)

Peyton Manning is returning to the 'Late Show.' The Broncos quarterback is set to join David Letterman on May 5 in what will be Manning's first appearance on the show in over seven years.

The last time Manning and Letterman got together at the Ed Sullivan Theater was Feb. 13, 2007, when Manning was coming off a Super Bowl XLI win with the Indianapolis Colts.

Manning has been somewhat of a regular on the 'Late Show.' The reigning NFL MVP's first appearance with Letterman came almost 17 years ago when Manning was still in college. In December 1997, a 21-year-old Manning appeared on the 'Late Show' in the week leading up to the Heisman Trophy ceremony.

The May 5 show will mark Manning's fourth overall appearance with Letterman -- and it also could be his final one. Letterman announced on April 3 that he'll be retiring some time in the next year. Letterman's final show hasn't been officially scheduled yet, but it will come sometime in 2015.

On the other hand, the two could see each other again next February. Letterman has a long history of inviting Super Bowl winning quarterbacks to be guests on his show. That list includes Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who went on the 'Late Show' in February after beating Manning in Super Bowl XLVIII.

The list of Super Bowl winning quarterbacks to appear also includes Eli Manning, who appeared on Letterman after each of his two Super Bowl wins.

So May 5 could be Peyton's final appearance on the 'Late Show,' but it might not be. Either way, you should plan to tune-in at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

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