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.
Radio personality and TV host Howard Stern hosted his own nationally syndicated radio show from 1986 to 2005. The "shock jock" left the show after controversy surrounding a Super Bowl halftime show, which raised censorship issues. He has been with Sirius satellite radio since January 2006 and will also serve as a judge on an upcoming season of "America's Got Talent."