There will be a new Jon behind the desk at "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central at 11 tonight. The old Jon.
Jon Stewart returns to hosting the fake news show -- which is, of course, based on real news -- after spending the summer directing his first feature film, "Rosewater."
From June 10 to Aug. 15, longtime "Daily Show" correspondent John Oliver more than capably filled in as the show's host, offering up a nightly fake reason for Stewart's absence. Those reasons had Stewart cobbling shoes in Italy, trying out for "America's Next Top Model" and walking across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope.
To the surprise of many, the ratings for "The Daily Show" remained steady in Stewart's absence. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show maintained its popularity with males and young adults, and while its numbers were down from last summer, that was to be expected in a nonelection year.
"Rosewater" is adapted from the book "Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival" by Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari.
So it's a movie directed by a fake journalist about a real journalist. Which sounds just like something you'd hear about on "The Daily Show."