Colbert Report Time Slot to be Filled by Chris Hardwick, @Midnight for 2 Weeks

Now that Stephen Colbert and The Colbert Report have stepped down from the 11:30 Comedy Central throne, the time slot will be given (somewhat ironically) to Chris Hardwicks series @Midnight. See photos: 14 Late Night TV Hosts Ranked by Popularity @Midnight, a comedy improv show, has been airing after The Colbert Report since the program debuted in 2013. Starting Jan. 5, the show will follow The Daily Show with Jon Stewart . On Jan. 19, the program will return to its regular 12 a.m. ET time slot in time for the premiere of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. Upcoming 2015 panelists on @Midnight include Scott Aukerman, Doug Benson, Neal Brennan , Paget Brewster, Whitney Cummings, Andy Daly, Jon Daly, Ron Funches, Brett Gelman, Nikki Glaser, John Hodgman, Jen Kirkman, Hari Kondabolu, Marc Maron, Paul Scheer and Paul F. Tompkins. See video: Reno 911 Cast Reunites in Character to Compete on @Midnight Funny or Die produces the series, which was nominated for an Outstanding Interactive Program Emmy in 2014. @Midnight is executive produced by Hardwick, Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant. Also read: How Comedy Centrals @midnight Cracked the TV Twitter Trend Watch video oh Chris Hardwick announcing the temporary move here . Related stories from TheWrap: Jimmy Kimmel Shows Best 'Unnecessary Censorship' Moments of 2014 (Video) 9 of Stephen Colbert's Best Moments From 9 Years of the 'Report' (Video) Watch the First Full Promo for Larry Wilmore's 'Nightly Show' (Video)

Stephen Colbert Gets Fond Farewell From Hollywood on Social Media

With The Colbert Report coming to a close on Thursday night after nine years on the air, some of the biggest names in Hollywood have been sharing their fond memories of the Comedy Central series. See photos: 14 Late Night TV Hosts Ranked by Popularity Host Stephen Colbert brought back a slew of former guests for his final show in an epic, star-studded singalong. Those who werent able to make it (and even some who did) took to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to post their messages of congratulations, appreciation and sadness to see Colbert and his conservative character go. Comedy icon Steve Martin , former President Bill Clinton and Colberts replacement Larry Wilmore all offered the CBS-bound star their heartfelt notes. Others like James Franco and Andy Cohen shared photos from the set of the finale. See video: The Hobbit Dragon Smaug Guests on Colbert to Endorse Rand Paul, Bash Benedict Cumberbatch TheWrap has assembled all of the responses to Colberts final show. Find all of the great goodbyes below. See video: Jon Stewart Says Obamas Colbert Appearance Ahead of CIA Torture Report Was Not a Coincidence Congratulations to Stephen Colbert on a long career that's just beginning. Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) December 19, 2014 After nine years, the best source of "truthiness" is coming to an end. Congratulations @StephenAtHome . Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 18, 2014 #Farewell @StephenAtHome But I know we'll meet again some sunny day. Your friend, PrezBillyJeff Bill Clinton (@billclinton) December 19, 2014 Peace out, dreamboat. Can't wait to see what's next. @StephenAtHome Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) December 18, 2014 Congratulations to @StephenAtHome , one of the most talented people I've ever been around. I love the Colbert Report and will miss it. John Legend (@johnlegend) December 19, 2014 Thank you Stephen Colbert. You are, and will continue to be a national treasure. Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) December 18, 2014 Bravo @StephenAtHome ! I'm in awe of your talent, humbled by your legacy and moved by your generosity! Go kill it at CBS! #irreplaceable Larry Wilmore (@larrywilmore) December 19, 2014 The Colbert Finale was a paradise for someone (me) who loves random gatherings (and selfies): Franco, Andy Cohen (@Andy) December 19, 2014 So cool to be invited 2 b on Colbert Report finale. Can't wait 4 May when he takes over for Letterman. Thx Stephen Peter Frampton (@peterframpton) December 19, 2014 Bravo to you @StephenAtHome . A gentleman & gigantic talent. Thank you for being who you are. The real deal. Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) December 17, 2014 I'm endlessly floored and inspired by Colbert. What an amazing run. nathan fielder (@nathanfielder) December 19, 2014 . @StephenAtHome goodbye. The conservative world lost a Titan. Josh Gad (@joshgad) December 19, 2014 Oh @StephenAtHome so many emotions tonight! Great ending. Sniff Kristen Schaal (@kristenschaaled) December 19, 2014 Mr. @StephenAtHome , I am honored to have followed you this last year. CONGRATULATIONS on an epic run at CC! I adore you, you mad genius. Chris Hardwick (@nerdist) December 19, 2014 Thank you 9 years @StephenAtHome ! A reverse baker's dozen of years! John Hodgman (@hodgman) December 18, 2014   @MichaelStipe and I say goodbye to @thecolbertreport A photo posted by James Franco (@jamesfrancotv) on Dec 12, 2014 at 9:48pm PST Post by Cory Booker . Cheers to @StephenAtHome ! Last night's show was his best yet. We'll meet again! #TeamToby Toby Keith (@TobyKeithMusic) December 19, 2014 Who else but @StephenAtHome could have brought everyone from Henry Kissinger to Big Bird together for a final song? Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) December 19, 2014 I changed the world! Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) December 19, 2014 Related stories from TheWrap: Stephen Colbert Cheats Death in Star-Studded Final Episode of 'The Colbert Report' (Video) 9 of Stephen Colbert's Best Moments From 9 Years of the 'Report' (Video) Stephen Colbert Gets 'Emotional' Over Possibility of Jeb Bush as President (Video)

Final 'Colbert Report': What Hollywood Is Saying

Even President Obama is sending his congratulations.  

Stephen Colbert Takes One Last Comedy Central Shot At Bill OReilly Video

In a callback to the launch of The Colbert Report nine years ago, Stephen Colbert kicked off the final week of the late-night show with a Formidable Opponent debate with himself and on the same subject as the two Colbert's had debated during the show's opening week: U.S. torture of detainees. Folks these are troubling questions, and in troubled times, Bill O'Reilly reminds us to shut up and let him talk, faux conservative newsman Colbert began. In a Fox News Channel

'The Colbert Report' Enlists Seth Rogen, Kendrick Lamar and Grimmy as Final Guests

Stephen Colbert's final week on Comedy Central begins Monday, December 15 with Rogen as a guest and ends December 18 with his colleague and lifelong friend Grimmy.   Read More...

The Most Important Shows on TV: Week of December 15, 2014

Which TV series will your friends (and the entire internet) be talking about this week? Stay informed—or at least be able to fake it—with SideReel's weekly guide to The Most Important Shows on TV.   Ascension (Mini-Series Premiere) Monday at 9:00pm on SyFy Why: Imagine that in 1963, the US launched a covert space mission that sent families on a 100-year transit to a new planet! It's Mad Men ... IN SPACE! With Number 6 from  Battlestar Galactica ! You LOVED  Battlestar Galactica ! OK, so it's more like a murder happens and everyone's a suspect and dressed like they're in Mad Men  in space, but whatever. Besides, it's only three nights, so quit your bellyaching (as I assume they said back in 1963).  Prepare to talk about: How you can't believe this is only a six-hour (three-night) miniseries when it clearly has a concept that could have sustained it indefinitely; how it seems unlikely that we could have built a generation ship in 1963 when HDTV hadn't even been invented; how much you miss  Battlestar Galactica .   The Sing-Off (Special) Wednesday at 9:00pm on NBC Why: Because  The Sing-Off  really is fun for the whole family (assuming your family likes a cappella)! It features people with genuine talent who are somewhat less egotastic than those on The Voice   and  American Idol . Plus, it has the most endearing judging panel! Jewel and Shawn Stockman! Everyone loves Jewel and Shawn Stockman! If only Ben Folds had been able to make it back this year. Sigh. Prepare to talk about: How Patrick Stump is NO Ben Folds; how you love a cappella (especially collegiate a cappella... especially the collegiate a cappella group that I was in ); how Jewel has aged amazingly well; how excited you are for  Pitch Perfect 2 .     The Colbert Report (Series Finale) Thursday at 11:30pm on Comedy Central Why:  Really? You really need to know why? OK, here you go: one of the defining shows of the last decade is ending and its host is leaving behind a public persona that has had a measurable effect on US domestic and foreign policy. "Stephen Colbert" testified before Congress! And this is the last time you'll see him before he becomes... Stephen Colbert, Late Show  host. Prepare to talk about:  How you were too busy crying to have any opinions at all; truthiness.         Leah E. Friedman  is the editor of You can follow her musings on  Twitter .

Final Episode of Colbert Report Will Face Stiff Competition: The End of Serial

Steven Colbert and Sarah Koenig, co-creator of the hit podcast "Serial," discuss the rivalry around their shows' final episodes, which are airing the same day.   Read More...

Stephen Colbert Shames Discovery Channel for Airing Eaten Alive (Video)

Stephen Colbert  shamed the Discovery Channel on Tuesday night for lying to Americans by airing Sunday's Eaten Alive special, which did not feature anybody being eaten alive. I come to you tonight a shaken man, because recent revelations proved Americans were systematically and repeatedly lied to, the Colbert Report host said. For shame, Discovery Channel! You promised use Paul Rosolie would be eaten alive, hence the title Eaten Alive. But you only gave us Cuddled Alive.'  Read More...

'Colbert Report' Welcoming President Obama Next Week

Colbert broadcasts from Washington Dec. 8.  

Stephen Colbert Mocks George P. Bush, GOP Leaders for Not a Scientist Stances (Video)

Stephen Colbert is fixated on one major repercussion of the Election Day GOP beatdown, saying goodbye to the global warming debate on Thursday's show. You don't have to worry about global warming anymore, because the Senate sure won't, the Comedy Central host quipped, now that the Democrats are outnumbered.   Read More...