Writers Guild To Picket Comedy Central's Daily Show and Colbert Report

Tonight, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report are set to return to Comedy Central, albeit without their writers, who remain out on strike.

And without certain guests, such as Katrina vanden Heuvel and Naomi Klein who recently turned down invitations to appear on the show.

Those authors, actors, and politicians who do accept invitations to be on the shows on Monday will be forced to cross a picket line.

Over the weekend, the Writers Guild of America East reiterated that it will be organizing picket lines on Monday outside of the Daily Show Studios at the corner of 51th St. and 11th Avenue, (from 4:00pm to 6:00 pm) and outside the Colbert Report studios at 513 West 54th St. (from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm).

“These pickets will be against the media conglomerates – NBC and Viacom – and not the specific hosts who we understand were forced to return to the air without their writers who remain on the picket lines,” a WGA East spokesperson noted in an advisory over the weekend.