Jon Stewart to Appear on Larry Wilmore’s Last Show for Comedy Central

Former star of “The Daily Show” created “The Nightly Show,” which the cable network canceled this week

Last Updated: August 18, 2016 @ 2:32 PM

Jon Stewart will say goodbye in person to “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.”

The former “Daily Show” star, who created “The Nightly Show” as a replacement for “The Colbert Report,” will be a guest on Thursday’s last episode of Wilmore’s show, which Comedy Central canceled this week.

“Tune in tonight as Jon Stewart will be dropping by to say Goodnightly,” “The Nightly Show” tweeted on Thursday.

Wilmore, a veteran TV writer who created “The Bernie Mac Show,” served as the “Senior Black Correspondent” on “Daily Show.” He also is an executive producer on ABC’s sitcom “black-ish.”

“The Nightly Show” started off strong in the ratings when it premiered in January 2015, but the program’s numbers fell dramatically over the following months, especially after Stewart left “The Daily Show” and was replaced by Trevor Noah.

Comedy Central bosses said that Wilmore’s show wasn’t resonating with the younger viewers who are highly prized by advertisers. The network was also facing renewal time for several key contracts tied to the show, making a decision on the program’s fate necessary.

Wilmore has said he was surprised by the suddenness of the move.