THE DAILY SHOW & THE COLBERT REPORT To Return to TV - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


December 20, 2007 by  

Stewart and COlbert

Following the trend of other last night shows, Comedy Central has just announced that THE DAILY SHOW and THE COLBERT REPORT will be returning on January 7th with brand new shows.  Hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will have to go it alone without their writers who are still on strike.This is going to be interesting.  I can see how Dave, Jay, Conan and Jimmy can get buy without writers because they can rely heavily on their celebrity interview components, but both The Daily Show and The Colbert Report have always relied more on their genius writing staffs.  Will Jon and Stephen just do their shows off the cuff?  If they write their own material will they be essentially crossing the WGA picket line?  So confused by all of this, but happy to have both shows back on the air.

The other late night talks show hosts including Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and David Letterman (most likely) will be back with new shows starting on January 2nd.

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10 Responses to “THE DAILY SHOW & THE COLBERT REPORT To Return to TV”

  1. THE DAILY SHOW & THE COLBERT REPORT To Return to TV — All This Nonsense on December 20th, 2007 7:45 pm

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  2. J on December 20th, 2007 8:08 pm

    I don’t understand either how these writer-driven shows could go on the air without the writing staff. It sounds to me like as much of a network decision (“Get back to work with or without your writers or the show is cancelled and you and everyone else is fired”) as anything else. It would be awesome if Jon or Stephen just sat at their desks in complete silence for the entire show just to make a point about the importance of writers.
    That being said, I’m glad the shows are coming back. They’ve been sorely missed and not a day of the strike has gone by that I didn’t wonder what they’d have to say about what’s been happening in politics and showbusiness.

  3. JennyL on December 21st, 2007 2:09 am

    They should just ad-lib and improv The Office!! It would sure be better than nothing!! 😉

  4. jackie on December 21st, 2007 9:19 am

    they will more than likely start having longer interviews and such, ala like the bill clinton interviews and such. and with the primaries starting in less than 2 weeks, I’m sure they’ll try to interview all the candidates

  5. Liz on December 21st, 2007 9:34 am

    It’s awfully brave of them to go it alone, and it will be VERY interesting to see how well they fare. Television personalities have a reputation for relying too heavily on an underpaid, overworked team of writers, so it’d be interesting if they can prove to us all that they’re capable on their own.

    I vote….maybe.

  6. Jennifer on December 21st, 2007 11:19 am

    I’m disappointed that they are crossing the picket line to go back to work. Out of everyone, I expected these 2 to remain faithful to the WGA. I suspect they were forced back because Conan, Leno and Letterman are returning, which are Stewart/Colbert’s ratings competition. I really hope they use the airtime to construct shows that support the WGA.

  7. Pygar Sixty on December 23rd, 2007 12:25 pm


    While I deeply enjoy the satire and wit of The Daily Show and Colbert Report, I am saddened and disappointed that Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are crossing the picket lines. They are, first and foremost, excellent writers. They have multiple Emmy awards for their comedy writing skills. Instead of returning to the set, they should be returning to the negotiating table and the picket lines.

    We, the viewers and consumers, have power to force Sumner Redstone and the rest of the AMPTP back into good faith negotiations. If we withhold our viewership from the commercials that fund the AMPTP, then the advertisers will pressure Viacom to resolve the strike. This strike is about money, and we should use our economic clout to press for the outcome we want.

    ** BOYCOTT **

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