Stewart's Daily Show to Return

He and Stephen Colbert will be back on the air Jan. 7
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 20, 2007 6:57 PM CST
Jon Stewart will return to the air on Comedy Central on Jan. 7. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Jon Stewart fans can rejoice. His Daily Show will return to the air Jan. 7, along with the Colbert Report, says the Hollywood Reporter. The two Comedy Central shows will return five days after Leno, Conan, and Jimmy Kimmel do the same, despite the writers' strike. Stewart and Colbert may be at a disadvantage because their shows rely more on writers and less on celebrity interviews.

"We would like to return to work with our writers," Stewart and Colbert said. "If we cannot, we would like to express our ambivalence, but without our writers we are unable to express something as nuanced as ambivalence." Letterman also plans to return in early January, but he's negotiating to do so with his writers.