Keith Olbermann announced tonight on his MSNBC series Countdown with Keith Olbermann that tonight’s episode will be the last installment of the series. Video ahead…

You can watch Olbermann’s parting words in the video below. He speaks of his viewers support and loyalty and his boundless gratitude, “This may be the only television program wherein the host was much more in awe of the audience than vice versa. You will always be in my heart for that...”

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It seems likely that more details on his departure will emerge. In the meantime, posted a statement from MSNBC on the subject of Olbermann’s departure from the show and the final broadcast of the politics and news commentary series.

MSNBC and Keith Olbermann have ended their contract. The last broadcast of “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” will be this evening. MSNBC thanks Keith for his integral role in MSNBC’s success and we wish him well in his future endeavors.”

According to Entertainment Weekly, starting Monday (1/24), The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell will take over Olbermann's 8:00 p.m. timeslot. Ed Schultz' The Ed Show will move to O'Donell's 10:00 p.m. timeslot.

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