Notable TV exits through the years

Published: Apr 06 2012 01:42:24 PM EDT   Updated On: Dec 19 2014 08:00:11 AM EST

Stephen Colbert bid farewell on his final show Thursday night after a nine-year run. Take a look at other high-profile personalities and their exits from particular shows or TV altogether.

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Stephen Colbert bid farewell on his final episode of "The Colbert Report" on Thursday night after a nine-year run. Everyone from National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins to New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee --- and even former President Bill Clinton, tweeting --- appeared during the 23-minute finale, all singing "We'll Meet Again." Colbert will be taking over for David Letterman once he retires next year.

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