With The Colbert Report ending soon, Comedy Central apparently almost lost another staple in its lineup to network television.
New York magazine reports that Jon Stewart was initially approached and in talks with NBC News president Deborah Turness to replace David Gregory on Meet the Press. Gregory, who had hosted the show since 2008, was replaced last month by Chuck Todd. According to sources, the Peacock was prepared to offer The Daily Show host virtually “anything” to make the deal happen. READ FULL STORY