Stephen Colbert’s star-studded final ‘Report’: Smart, surreal, sly, sincere

Stephen Colbert”s star-studded final “Report”: Smart, surreal, sly, sincere
Colbert sent his TV character off into TV eternity with a finale that was “both a sweet ending and a perfect summation of the show”s spirit,” says James Poniewozik, who adds: “The finale nodded to the massive creation that Colbert wrought over nine years, and – as he flew off with Santa, a unicorn Abraham Lincoln, and Alex Trebek – promised something different to come.” PLUS: Watch the final 10 minutes of “The Colbert Report,” Keith Olbermann offers behind-the-scenes pics, here”s a list of the celebrity cameos, celebs tried to stay out of James Franco”s line of fire, and how the closing credits song reminded Colbert of the tragedy that killed his father and two brothers.

Craig Ferguson is having a celeb-filled goodbye, too
CBS” “Late Late Show” website lists all the celebrity cameos you”ll see on tonight”s Ferguson finale, which was taped yesterday.

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Hulu acquires “Fargo”
The FX miniseries is part of a separate deal with Hulu than what was announced on Thursday.