Here's some news for lovers of "news": The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report will both return to air Jan. 7. The two hosts issued a statement on Thursday saying: "We would like to return to work with our writers. If we cannot, we would like to express our ambivalence, but without our writers we are unable to express something as nuanced as ambivalence."
The striking Writers Guild of America issued a statement accusing Comedy Central of forcing the shows back on the air and said the result will be a lower-quality program. Comedy Central had no comment.
Colbert and Stewart, who are both Writers Guild members, will be improvising their interviews and other content, and it's not clear whether or how they'll produce other taped segments. Most likely, they'll need to rely more on interviews — which is a gray area itself for all the late-night hosts, since many potential guests are wary of crossing picket lines.
Does it bug you that Stewart and Colbert will be coming back despite the strike? Or do you think it's a good move?
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