Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to Return to Air

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will return to TV despite the WGA strike, Comedy Central has announced.

The political funnymen will bring "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" back to air on January 7, but they'll do it without writers, if necessary.

"We would like to return to work with our writers," the two said in a joint statement. "If we cannot, we would like to express our ambivalence, but without our writers we are unable to express something as nuanced as ambivalence."

Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Kimmel all said earlier this week that their late-night shows will resume in January.