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'The Colbert Report' Announces Its Final Guests

The series finale of The Colbert Report is sadly a week away now, and Comedy Central just announced the lineup of final guests. The stars who will have the honor of sitting across the desk from Stephen next week are Seth Rogen (12/15), Kendrick Lamar (12/16), Phil Klay (12/17), and Stephen's "colleague and lifelong friend" Grimmy (12/18), who has been showing up in recent weeks in an attempt to warn Colbert of his fate. Said Colbert on the news: "Our last week of shows are going to be really special, just like every other week."

The 'HIMYM' DVD Will Feature an Alternate "Happy Ending"

How I Met Your Mother's series finale on Monday made a lot of viewers act like babies and whine about it a bunch on the internet, and now, the show's creators are responding with an alternate ending that will be included on the DVD release of the final season, Deadline reports. Fans online got cartoonishly upset about the ending, starting up a dumb petition asking CBS to rewrite and reshoot the finale and a fan-made alternate ending, which went super viral but has since been removed from YouTube due to copyright laws.

The alt ending on the How I Met Your Mother DVD is one that creators Carter [...]

After 13 Years, 'The Best Show on WFMU' Will End in December

Tom Scharpling announced on the air last night that his long-running radio show/podcast The Best Show on WFMU will end its run with a final episode on December 17th. Scharpling made the announcement at the end of last night's Best Show at the 2:56:30 mark.

Scharpling, who's kidded about ending the show for years, said, "I've joked around about this before, and I'm not joking around now," before announcing the show is ending. Scharpling called Best Show "the best thing that has ever happened to me comedically" and "one of the most special things that has ever happened in my life" but explained that hosting the show has become too [...]

Matt Groening Talks the Future of 'Futurama'

Long-running series Futurama ended its run last night after Comedy Central opted to cancel the show in April (marking its second cancelation), but will Futurama rise from the dead again as it did when Comedy Central picked it up in 2010? Creator Matt Groening tells Zap2It that he's open to continuing the series, but beyond a Futurama crossover on The Simpsons set for late this coming season, there aren't plans for the show to keep going.

Speaking on the finale, Groening said, "There is a finality to this episode, although we have painted ourselves into so many corners that we manage to jump out of." He [...]

David Letterman's Final 'Late Show' Episode Is May 20th

The date of David Letterman's final Late Show has been revealed. CBS announced today that the very last Late Show with David Letterman will air on Wednesday, May 20th next year. "David Letterman has given to all of us a remarkable legacy of achievement and creative brilliance that will never be forgotten," CBS exec Leslie Moonves said in a statement. "It’s going to be tough to say goodbye, but I know we will all cherish the shows leading up to Dave’s final broadcast in May." Letterman has been host of Late Show since 1993 and previously hosted Late Night from 1982-1993. May 20th will make his 6,028th episode [...]

Saying Goodbye to 'The Best Show on WFMU'

After 13 years, Tom Scharpling's influential comedy/music radio show The Best Show on WFMU came to an end last night, with one final three-hour installment that featured a lot of firsts (and lasts) for the program.

After Scharpling was sabotaged by a pair of bad headphones right off the bat, he kicked off a jam-packed goodbye show (which you can listen to here) by taking a string of calls that resulted in him doing a lot of what he does best: talking to kids, getting frustrated by a bunch of lunkheads, and Bad Company-ing his last caller. We also got final visits from Gary the Squirrel and newly-married [...]

Adam Scott's 'Greatest Event in Television History' Is Ending After the Next Two Specials

It looks like Adam Scott's series of Adult Swim specials, The Greatest Event in Television History, are coming to an end next year. During an interview with Splitsider promoting his new movie A.C.O.D., Scott said Greatest Event will be concluding after its next two installments (the full interview with Scott will run tomorrow). The last two specials, the third and fourth in the series, will air November 7th and sometime in February or March, respectively. "It's a lot of work for such a short, stupid thing, so that's why I think we're gonna wrap it up here after the next two," Scott explains. "Just because it's sort of [...]

'Futurama's Final Episode Airs Tonight

After 14 years (on and off), seven seasons, and two networks, Futurama is endings its run with one final episode tonight. Comedy Central, who revived the series in 2010, opted to cancel it in April. Tonight's final episode, entitled "Meanwhile," finds Professor Farnsworth introducing a device that can transport people back in time 10 seconds, while Fry proposes to Leela once more. And as is required by law for TV shows these days, there's a Chris Hardwick hosted aftershow and preshow online.

'HIMYM' Series Finale Originally Included "Heart-Wrenching" Funeral Scene

HIMYM fans who are still recovering from the bombshell series finale might find some solace in an update from TV Line, in which cast member Alyson Hannigan revealed that the episode originally included a brief scene of Tracy's funeral, which also played out in the "perfect" taped table reading. "Honestly, if you saw [that] cut, it would be even more heart-wrenching than what the finale was," Hannigan said. "They were like, 'No. It’s just too gut-wrenching.' And I was like, 'That’s what I want. I want my heart ripped out and slammed on the floor and, like, stomped on!'" Series creator Carter Bays has promised a bonus [...]

Amy Poehler Knows How 'Parks and Rec' Will End

"To some extent, with the exception of one or two seasons, we never really know if we're coming back. I think I know how the show ends. I know how this season ends — it could be an ending for the show, or it could be an ending for the season."

- Amy Poehler talking to Papermag about the future of Parks and Recreation and how this year could be the end (again).

Watch the Final Episode of the Web Series 'Rejected Pitches'

Here's the final episode of Rejected Pitches, which began as an independent web series in April of 2012 before being snapped up by Lorne Michaels's company's YouTube channel Above Average a few months later. Created and written by Dan Klein, the show stars Klein, Kelly Hudson, and Ben Rameaka as a trio of clueless movie execs shooting down pitches for classic films. The finale features guest star Aidy Bryant and the return of Robert Zemeckis (played by Adam Bozarth), who was in the first episode to pitch Back to the Future. Here, he's coming in to pitch Forrest Gump.

Check out a playlist of past Rejected Pitches below:

You Have a Chance to Be in 'The IT Crowd' Finale

We reported last month that beloved UK sitcom The IT Crowd is returning for a special 40-minute finale episode that's currently filming, and now, there's a chance for you to end up in the episode. Creator Graham Linehan announced on his blog that production is looking for shots of people all over the world to reacting to a shocking video on their laptops with a famous landmark in the background. The deadline is June 25th, so if you happen to live next to a famous world landmark, go ahead and get yourself on TV.