It was just announced that Jon Stewart will return as host of the 2008 Academy Awards. The show airs Feb 24 and will be produced by Gil Cates, who also produced Jon's first time back in 2006 and must have taken a liking to "The Daily Show" anchor.
The only slightly odd part was that Jon's 2006 ratings were lower than both Chris Rock the year before and Ellen last year. Also, the reviews of Jon's first hosting gig were mixed at best.
I've always been a huge fan of Jon and his sense of humor, but it was definitely a toned down version of him on stage in 2006. I thought Ellen did an excellent job last year, but I can't wait to see Stewart's second crack at the gig. What do you think — good choice, should they have stuck with Ellen or found someone new entirely? (You know, Seacrest is always up for a challenge.)