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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."

Nick Kroll Reveals 'Kroll Show's Third Season Will Be Its Last

Sad news for Nick Kroll fans: Kroll Show's third season premieres on Comedy Central January 13th, and in a new interview with Vulture today, Kroll officially announced that the show will end after season 3. Kroll and Comedy Central hadn't planned to end the show until, according to Kroll, "it just became clear that we wrapped up a lot of the stories and characters that we had created, and felt like we had brought a number of them to their natural conclusion. So, as opposed to stringing out more seasons, we wanted to feel like we were going out with the best work that we’ve done."

Kroll also [...]

Chelsea Handler Says Her Goodbyes on the 'Chelsea Lately' Finale

Chelsea Handler hosted her final episode of Chelsea Lately last night after seven years on the air, and a bunch of Handler's favorite celebrity pals appeared to help her say goodbye to her E! era before she moves on to her new life at Netflix. Click through to watch Handler and friends close out the episode with a "We Are the World"-style song called "Goodbye to E!"

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 [...]

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:

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 [...]

'Parks and Rec's Final Season Premieres January 13th and Ends February 24th

NBC is rushing the final season of Parks and Recreation on a new time slot far away from the once-great NBC Thursday comedy block. According to Entertainment Weekly, Parks and Rec's seventh and last season will kick off on Tuesday, January 13th at 8:00pm — two days after Amy Poehler cohosts the Golden Globes with Tina Fey — and air back-to-back episodes each week until the hourlong series finale on February 24th. "I think everyone feels like, 'We don’t want to overstay our welcome. We want to go out on a high note,'" creator Mike Schur told EW earlier this year. "We did this big creative [...]

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 [...]

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).

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.

CBS's 'Odd Couple' Reboot Will Premiere Before the 'Two and a Half Men' Series Finale

CBS just announced series premiere and finale dates for its Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon-starring Odd Couple reboot and long-running sitcom Two and a Half Men. The Wrap reports that The Odd Couple will air its series premiere on Thursday, February 19th at 8:30pm and will be followed by the hourlong Two and a Half Men series finale at 9:00pm. After Two and a Half Men ends, The Odd Couple will remain at 8:30pm and get a helpful ratings boost from having Nielsen monster The Big Bang Theory as its lead-in.

Craig Ferguson's Final 'Late Late Show' Guest Is Jay Leno

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson has officially added its final guest for its farewell episode on December 19th. According to THR, Jay Leno is set as Ferguson guest on the final show, while some of Late Late Show's most frequently recurring guests — including Tim Meadows, Thomas Lennon, Betty White, and Henry Winkler — are also slated to show up during the weeks leading up to the finale. Click through to see the full lineup of guests for December:

The 'Community' Season Finale Is a Two-Parter, and B.J. Novak Is Guest Starring in Part 1

Community's season five finale is starting to look pretty interesting. EW reports that the show is doing a two-part season finale, and that The Office's B.J. Novak, who has his first book out this week, will be guest starring in the first part as "a TV star in a sexy new series." As with any Community season finale, the show's chances for survival are up in the air and the two-parter/meta elements make it feel like Dan Harmon is gonna make something real weird and cool in case this is the end. Of course, like last year, all of NBC's new shows bombed so Parks and Rec, [...]

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 [...]