The Colbert Report and The “Stephen Colbert” Character Now Have an Official End Date

(via Deadline)

Two weeks ago, Stephen Colbert announced that they were 32 episodes left of The Colbert Report. Unless we’re miscounting a pre-empted episode we forgot about, that means there are 24 more episodes at Comedy Central left as of the post being written. 

More specifically though, The Colbert Report and the character Stephen Colbert plays on the show will retire on Dec. 18th in order to take over for Letterman next year. So, mark your calendars.

Hopefully, something involving a fight for power with Jon Stewart will be involved when that happens.