Jon Stewart returns to first on-camera acting role for ‘Facts of Life’ revival
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" crew backstage at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. - Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS

Jon Stewart is returning to television for his first on-camera acting role in almost 20 years. The former host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” has been tapped to join Jennifer Aniston, Gabrielle Union, Kathryn Hahn and Allison Tolman in the cast for the “Facts of Life” revival for ABC’s third “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” special. According to the network, the comedian and activist will play a “surprise role” in the show, executive produced by Norman Lear, Jimmy Kimmell, Kerry Washington and Justin Theroux. “The Facts of Life” reenactment will be paired with a staging of its parent...