The Colbert Report Has an Official End Date

The Colbert Report's days of hat tips and finger wags are limited: Stephen Colbert has announced that he'll officially sign off from the Comedy Central late-night show on Thursday, December 18. 

The host revealed the series finale date during Thursday's episode.

"Stephen Colbert, the guy you've seen here for every night for nine years, will be gone. All you'll have left of me is this book," he said, holding up a copy of America Again: Re-becoming Greatness We Never Weren't. "So pick up America Again in paperback for a loved one. Or for a hated one."

Colbert is of course ending The Colbert Report because he's slated to take over for David Letterman as the new host of CBS's Late Show in 2015. On Comedy Central, Daily Show correspondent (and Black-ish executive producer) Larry Wilmore will step into The Colbert Report's 11:30pm time period to host a new nightly series called The Minority Report.



This article originally appears on TV Guide.com.

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Nov 01, 2014
I will miss the Report, but if that's the ultimate thing that will make him happy in the long run, let him do that.

Shame though, that he'll likely talk about celebrity bullcrap instead of taking on the political issues and replace his incredible selection of guests with actors who promote one shitty movie after another. That's the hardest thing really for me.
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Nov 01, 2014
Unfortunately this will go down as one of the truly terrible decisions. Ending the Report is very disappointing.
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Oct 31, 2014
I just hope he takes a little bit of "Stephen Colbert" with him to the Late Show. I understand that he probably doesn't want to be the character forever, but I'm hoping he doesn't drop it altogether.
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Oct 31, 2014
One day after Craig Ferguson leaves The Late Late Show. Why is this happening to my late-night evenings???
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Oct 31, 2014
This makes me sad.
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Oct 31, 2014
Is so sad!! I don't know if I see him not being "Stephen Colbert "
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