NBC wants Jon Stewart
With his Comedy Central contract up in 2008, Jon Stewart is set to become one of the hotter commodities out there. New rumours have him being courted by NBC, possibly for his own late-night show or to take over another late night spot. I, for one, would be sad to see the Stewart charm strained through the Big Network sieve...but that's just me. Hopefully Comedy Central can pull their socks up enough to keep him...especially since 2008 is an oh-so-important election year. Viva la Indecision 2008! Viva la Daily Show!
Stewart’s The Daily Show With Jon Stewart is a franchise at Comedy Central, and Stewart’s deal is up in 2008. Although Comedy Central has had its eye on off-net sitcoms such as The Office, as well as continuing its slew of originals, it is watching costs in part to have the resources to keep Stewart.
As for NBC, while its late night is in flux right now, the network’s interest in Stewart is not limited to that daypart, according to sources. If Stewart were to jump to a network in late night, he has been said to covet David Letterman’s chair on CBS.