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'The Colbert Report' sets final show date

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Posted at 6:16 PM, Oct 31, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-31 18:37:55-04

Truthiness will burn on, even if The Colbert Report's flame is extinguished.

Comedian Stephen Colbert announced at a Thursday taping the end date for his Emmy and Peabody-award winning show:

On Dec. 18, DVRs worldwide will become very confused.

Colbert moves from Comedy Central to CBS in 2015, where he replaces David Letterman on The Late Show. However, the satirical conservative persona that Colbert has played since 2005, the one that built what he calls The Colbert Nation, is not expected to follow him.

But his legion of followers might.

Gavin Stern is a national digital producer for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on twitter at @GavinStern or email him at gavin.stern@scripps.com.