Jon Stewart is returning to “The Daily Show,” the announcement coming after a yearlong search to find a replacement to Stewart’s successor Trevor Noah who exited the series at the end of 2022 after seven years.

Stewart has agreed to return for one night a week, Monday nights, through the 2024 election with the new season kicking off on February 12th.

For the remainder of the week, the Comedy Central series will rely on a team of correspondents including Jordan Klepper, Desi Lydic, Ronny Chieng, Michael Kosta and Dulce Sloan.

It follows on from a year of revolving guest hosts which have seen th elikes of Kal Penn, Leslie Jones, Chelsea Handler, Hasan Minhaj and Sarah Silverman take a shot at the gig.

Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios says in a statement:

“Jon Stewart is the voice of our generation, and we are honored to have him return to Comedy Central’s The Daily Show to help us all make sense of the insanity and division roiling the country as we enter the election season.”

Stewart spent sixteen years as host of the series, from 1999 until 2015. He has previously been vocal about his level of exhaustion by the end of the series run, thus the one night a week return should prove easier.

Stewart is also reportedly expected to be “actively involved in shaping new talent for the show”. The likes of Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Michael Che, Samantha Bee and Noah are among those who broke through on the show.

Stewart prematurely exited his Apple TV+ series “The Problem” not long ago following creative differences with Apple over potential topics and guests.

Source: THR

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