Thu, December 18
Stephen Colbert and his faux right-wing pundit persona bid farewell to their Comedy Central home after nine years. Colbert has been tapped to replace David Letterman as host of CBS’ "Late Show" next year, and in January, Comedy Central will replace "The Colbert Report" with "The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, hosted by "The Daily Show’s" Larry Wilmore.
Hawaii awaits the six contestants still in the competition, as indicated by the title of the new episode "Kauai, Part 1." They surely get to see the sights on the island, but according to the traditions of this series ... which means they remain very involved in the contest as they sample a state park and go kayaking. The result will yield something very nice for the winner, who will get a private helicopter tour. Alison Sweeney is the host.
Two back-to-back encores begin with one directed by series regular David Boreanaz, "Big in the Philippines." The demise of a troubled country-music performer (guest star Charlie Worsham) leaves Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and the team puzzled. Then, a college swimming coach's death fuels another mystery in "The Drama in the Queen," which also finds Sweets (John Francis Daley) enamored of a new intern (guest star Laura Spencer). Michaela Conlin also stars.