Winner 2013 Webby Awards for Best Political Website
Top Banner, Site wide
Apr 18, 2014

 Choose a size
Text Size

Top Leaderboard, Site wide

On Climate, Business as Usual

The Divide

Truthdig Bazaar more items

Ear to the Ground

Good News for Fans of ‘Daily Show,’ ‘Colbert Report’

Email this item Email    Print this item Print    Share this item... Share

Posted on Jul 26, 2012

Jon Stewart.

Fans of “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” rejoice! (Fox News, other media outlets and politicians everywhere—not so much.) In case you missed it, Comedy Central quietly extended the contracts of its two popular and award-winning late night television hosts, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

Stewart is locked in through mid-2015, while Colbert has re-upped until the end of 2014. One more extension should take us through the next presidential election. Is it too early to start planning for Indecision 2016?

—Posted by Tracy Bloom.

The New York Times:

The deals indicate that Mr. Stewart, whose show is the most watched of all late-night programming among viewers from the ages of 18 to 49, has no plans to step away soon and also takes Mr. Colbert off the market for at least two more years.

Mr. Stewart has been so successful at Comedy Central that people close to him say they believe there is no longer any threat that he will be lured by another television outlet. It is only a question of how long he wants to continue working on a nightly program.

Mr. Colbert could have been the object of some interest to other television destinations, so his decision to lock himself into the successor show behind Mr. Stewart’s is significant for Comedy Central.

Read more

More Below the Ad


Square, Site wide

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.


sign up to get updates

Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network

A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Publisher, Zuade Kaufman   Editor, Robert Scheer
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.