'Daily Show,' 'Colbert Report' Returning
While both shows will be returning to production on Jan. 7, nobody seems to know what they're going to do to fill their half-hour time slot. Both shows feature opening monologues which, for example, probably won't be up to WGA striking standards even if both Colbert and Stewart -- both Emmy-winning WGA members -- ad-lib their regular political observations. Interview segments are far more likely to be considered kosher.
"We would like to return to work with our writers," Stewart and Colbert said in a joint statement. "If we cannot, we would like to express our ambivalence, but without our writers we are unable to express something as nuanced as ambivalence"
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The Comedy Central duo won't be the only late night shows navigating this uncertain landscape in the new year.