Returning the favor for being allowed to cameo in the upcoming Hobbit films and not subsequently being sent to a death trap, Stephen Colbert has announced (via EW) a full week of Hobbit-themed shows set to air the week before the release of An Unexpected Journey. The deeply passionate Tolkien nerd who, unlike many deeply passionate Tolkien nerds, hosts his own successful talk show, will present four nights of The Colbert Report devoted to interviewing guests from the film, including Ian McKellen (Dec. 3), Martin Freeman (Dec. 4), Andy Serkis (Dec. 6), and Peter Jackson (Dec. 5). Thanks to the promise of "The Colbert Bump," The Hobbit now seems poised to be successful.