The longtime Daily Show host has agreed to return to his old stomping grounds to anchor new episodes on Monday nights through the 2024 election. His first episode back is tentatively set for February 12th.
The rest of each week’s episodes will be hosted by Daily Show correspondents, including Jordan Klepper, Desi Lydic, Ronny Chieng, Michael Kosta, and Dulcé Sloan, with Stewart serving as an executive producer.
After a 16-year stint as host of The Daily Show, Stewart initially stepped down in 2015. He was replaced by Trevor Noah, who hosted the show for eight seasons before announcing his departure in 2022. Comedy Central has struggled to find a replacement for Noah; Hasan Minhaj was reportedly the network’s choice, but those plans changed after it was revealed that Minhaj had embellished some of the stories of discrimination in his standup act.
Following his exit from The Daily Show, Stewart hosted a current affairs program for Apple TV+ called The Problem with Jon Stewart. The series was canceled after two seasons in 2023, reportedly due to Stewart’s coverage of artificial intelligence and China — which did not “align” with Apple’s views.