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So, who should replace Stephen Colbert?

Caveat: There’s no guarantee that Comedy Central will program another topical nightly talk show in The Colbert Report‘s place when Stephen Colbert leaves to take over CBS’s Late Show in 2015.

After all, Colbert isn’t just another late night gabfest — it’s a parody of a very specific type of news program, starring a character who’s a very specific caricature of folks like Bill O’Reilly and Rush Limbaugh. (Limbaugh, naturally, has already spoken out against Colbert’s move to CBS, saying that the network has “declared war on the heartland of America.”) It would be strange and sad to see Comedy Central try to capture similar lightning in a similar bottle by ordering another show that parodies cable news the same way Colbert did.

That said, I can’t see the network scrambling to find a whole week’s worth of new programming for the 11:30 timeslot — and if it’s going to go with another nightly program, some sort of talk show revolving around some sort of central comedic figure would make the most sense. So, with that in mind, here are eight options for Colbert replacements — both realistic and more pie-in-the-sky.

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Tracy Morgan wants David Letterman's job -- VIDEO

Watch your back, Jimmy Fallon: One of your former Saturday Night Live co-stars is gunning for David Letterman’s job.

Tracy Morgan stopped by the Today show Thursday morning, where he told Matt Lauer he’s launching a new campaign: To become CBS’s next late night host. “Jimmy Fallon needs some competition,” he explained. Hold up, everyone. Let’s not dismiss this too quickly — Morgan’s show sounds amazing.

The band: “It would be different every night. It might be Drake one night, it might be Sly and the Family Stone [the next].”

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'30 Rock' cast and crew thank Tina Fey -- VIDEO

Want to pass some eye water? Do you love 30 Rock more than you love eating sharp cheddar cheese in your PJs? Well we’ve got the video for you.

In honor of the series finale of 30 Rock, the cast and crew put together this tribute to Tina Fey where they praise her as a writer, boss, and friend.

Jane Krakowski (who better get her Emmy this year) gives an incredibly heartfelt account of meeting Fey and working with her over the years.

“She has gone through a phase in her career where her light shone so brightly,” Krakowski says, wiping away tears. “And she shared her light with all of us, which is really sweet of her.”

Here’s the video (warning: Don’t watch without weakness tissues): READ FULL STORY

EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is ...

Submitted by Tray:

“Thank you America! That’s our show! Not a lot of people watched it. But the joke’s on you, cause we got paid anyway!”

 Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) on the series finale of 30 Rock

Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Thursday Jan. 31 and come back Sunday to share your pick for best sound bite!

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'30 Rock' cast reminisces on 'Jimmy Fallon' -- VIDEO

Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, and Jack McBrayer, all hanging out with Jimmy Fallon and telling behind-the-scenes stories about 30 Rock? And at some point, every one of them does a Tracy Morgan impression?

I want to go to there.

Last night, the principal cast of the celebrated NBC sitcom — 97 Emmy nominations, nerds! — visited Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, getting together for the first time since 30 Rock‘s wrap party in December. Their whole 26-minute appearance is worth watching, especially for the backstage tidbits. In the first part of the interview, for example, Jordan — er, Morgan — enthuses about that legendary wrap party, likening it to a Caligula-style orgy and saying that it gave him an opportunity to make out with every member of the show’s cast and crew. (Fallon: “Even with Alec?” Morgan: “Especially with Alec! I’m pregnant right now!”)

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Tracy Morgan rants against 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' with Jimmy Fallon -- VIDEO

Jimmy Fallon’s holiday gifts just keep on comin’!

Holiday pajama-clad Fallon and Tracy Morgan read “Twas the Night Before Christmas” yesterday on Late Night. Well, Fallon read the holiday classic while Morgan, staying true to his 30 Rock alter ego, played the part of Scrooge by making pessimistic and irrelevant side notes. He somehow steered the topic of discussion to pimps, penises, and bedroom activities. Fallon is straight-faced throughout the segment, but struggles to keep his cool once Morgan recites his phallic poem.

Watch the video below (and be prepared for the flood of Saturday Night Live memories): READ FULL STORY

Every awful 'TGS' sketch on '30 Rock,' all in one handy supercut -- VIDEO

“Gaybraham Lincoln.”  “Who Wants to Eat a Dictionary.” A Blaffair to Rememblack, technically a movie starring Tracy Jordan but so funny we’ll let it slide. These are the hacky, wacky sketches that have populated TGS with Tracy Jordan — also know as 30 Rock‘s show-within-a-show — for the past six seasons.

Part of 30 Rock‘s genius is how rarely it shows us the sketch series that’s ostensibly at its center. Very early on, creator Tina Fey realized that watching an actual five-minute “Fart Doctor” sketch would be torture. Hearing a character mention “Fart Doctor” before quickly moving on to something else is a much better strategy; this way, Fey and her writers don’t have to worry about trying to pen both side-splitting sketches and a side-splitting workplace comedy. (If only Aaron Sorkin had done the same thing.)

TGS itself isn’t nearly as funny as the antics of TGS‘s cast and creative team — in fact, judged solely by the following supercut, TGS might be one of the dumbest comedy shows ever created. But in small doses, there’s an idiotic brilliance to it. See for yourself with this video, courtesy of Jest — and don’t forget to tune in for the show’s last season premiere tonight on NBC.

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Emmys 2012: How did Jimmy Kimmel do as host?

More than once during Sunday night’s 64th annual Emmy Awards, Jimmy Kimmel welcomed the show back from commercial break by asking the audience inside the Nokia Theater something along the lines of, “Are you hanging in there? Everybody all right?” He meant it as sly commentary on how major awards shows can feel for its participants like a glamorous marathon of nerves and hunger. But the audience watching at home may have also taken his words as a sly commentary on Kimmel himself. Not to put too fine a point on it, but most participants in EW.com’s Emmys live blog weren’t exactly thrilled with the host’s performance — 80 percent gave the host either a C, D, or F. But is all that snark deserved? How much of the evening’s success or failure ultimately fell on Kimmel’s shoulders?  READ FULL STORY

Tracy Morgan on 'Centerstage': Drunken comic 'pooped in the kitty litter'

“Pooped in the kitty litter” sounds like a fun phrase that should mean something more than literally crapping in a box. Like, “Oh, man, Friday night was insane! Sully really pooped in the kitty litter at O’Grady’s!”

But when it comes to Tracy Morgan, “pooped in the kitty litter” is exactly what it sounds like. In a new episode of Centerstage on the YES Network that will air tomorrow night at 10 p.m. ET, he tells host Michael Kay that a particular night of hardcore partying in Hollywood reduced him to imitating the family feline and contributed to the breakup of his marriage. “One night, I came home and I was so drunk, I pooped in the kitty litter,” said Morgan, who has struggled with sobriety. “We had a cat named Snowball, [his ex-wife] said, ‘Who did this?!’ And I said, ‘Snowball! She did it!’ She said, ‘Snowball must be a mountain lion!’ And that was that, you know.” READ FULL STORY

'30 Rock' finale: Lizzing is what happens while you're busy making other plans

One never does well to make plans in the 30 Rock universe. Let us consider last year’s season finale: All Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) wanted was to spend the summer wearing comfortable clothes, spending time outside, and learning Spanish. And technically she did all those things — when she was sentenced to don a jumpsuit and work on a community service trash crew with a bunch of Latino criminals.

On 30 Rock, the best laid plans are often the source of the most perverse pleasure. They reveal, to quote Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) in that same episode, “[the show's] version of normal.” And yet, as we head toward tonight’s season finale, all the major players were making plans like they had only a few hours to live. Oh wait… Below, we check in with Lemon, Jack, and the rest of the gang to see where they think life will take them in season 7.* READ FULL STORY

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