"Paramount Drops Jon Stewart"
Chicago Sun-Times
June 10, 1995
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HOLLYWOOD -- Paramount has pulled the plug on its low-rated syndicated Jon Stewart Show. The late-night talk show, which airs at 12:30 weeknights on WPWR-Channel 50, will have its final broadcast on June 23.

Paramount had approached two networks about picking up the show. But ABC balked at a post-Nightline slot, and conversations at NBC about Stewart replacing Conan O'Brien went nowhere. O'Brien's Late Night is generally conceded to have improved creatively despite falling a bit short in the ratings department.

Following the cancellation, Paramount TV Group chairman Kerry McCluggage praised Stewart and noted that the syndicator wants to continue its relationship with him.


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