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TV Tonight: Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Return

Just in time to skewer the New Hampshire Primary, America's fake-news stalwarts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are returning to the air tonight. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report will be new for the first time since the writers' strike began in November.

But how will they do it without writers? Colbert and Stewart, themselves both members of the striking Writers Guild of America, are barred from writing anything — and, after Jay Leno was smacked down by the union after writing a monologue last week, the two of them will probably be extra-cautious. Comedy Central hasn't confirmed Colbert's guests yet (though Andrew Sullivan, former editor of The New Republic, says it's him), while Stewart is planning to interview Ronald Seeber, a conflict resolution specialist. Heh.

No matter what else happens, I'm guessing this is going to be one wacky hour of television; as of yesterday, a Comedy Central spokesman was saying Stewart and Colbert were still figuring out what to do on their shows. Will you be watching as these two return to the air? Or are you staying away in support of the strike?

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chicsugar chicsugar 9 years
I really enjoyed last nights episode. And I think Jon Stewart put the whole writers strike in perspective when he said that the last time all night time talk shows were suspended was 9/11, and that was only for a week. So in essence the writers think this situation is 9x worse.
Kaysnowboarder Kaysnowboarder 9 years
These two witty guys will have plenty of material with all the meltdowns going on with all the Presidential candidates. I can not wait to see how they will spin it with their original wit! So glad they are back!!!
nicachica nicachica 9 years
oh man, i've been going through some serious Colbert/Stewart withdrawal and i'm sooo happy to see them coming back! there's been so much good stuff to skewer and no matter what they do, it will be great to see them back on the air.
hayworthgilda hayworthgilda 9 years
The writers' demands haven't changed since the beginning of the strike, so I'm not sure I understand what's now "outrageous" about them. Good luck to both hosts. I know they're in a difficult spot, but it'll be interesting to see how they do their shows without any actual writing. I have faith in them though!
angels1 angels1 9 years
I have missed getting my news from the Daily Show! It'll be interesting to see how they do without writing the material in advance, I have faith in them though!
lucky_karabear lucky_karabear 9 years
I don't really support this strike anymore since the demands have gotten nothing but another blackout in my area will keep me from watching Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert do their thing!!!
Adrianne Adrianne 9 years
I'm going to watch. I miss Colbert! Plus, there's nothing else on anyways, so...
robynfromdahood robynfromdahood 9 years
Ill be watching, Ive been missing my Colbert Report.
annebreal annebreal 9 years
I'll be watching! I've been going through so much Daily Show withdrawal. I have to wonder how they're going to cope, because they're not as interview-heavy as Conan or Leno and rely on more pretaped and monologue-type segments...I have faith in them though!
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