The last episode of The Colbert Report will air in December

The last episode of The Colbert Report will air in December
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Mark your calendars and get ready to set your DVRs: The last episode of The Colbert Report will air Thursday, Dec. 18.

Host Stephen Colbert announced the finale date during Thursday night's show. He also didn't miss the opportunity to plug the paperback release of his book America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't.

"All you'll have left of me is this book," he said. "So pick up America Again in paperback for a loved one. Or for a hated one. Go to your local independent book store, because I have a longtime war against Amazon, and I will never relent. Or — buy it on Amazon, because, you know, just buy it."

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Colbert will begin his next gig as host of The Late Show in 2015.

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Catherine Garcia

Catherine Garcia is night editor for TheWeek.com. Her writing and reporting has appeared in Entertainment Weekly and EW.com, The New York Times, The Book of Jezebel, and other publications. A Southern California native, Catherine is a graduate of the University of Redlands and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.