Egypt's head prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, received a legal complaint on Saturday, accusing prominent TV satirist Bassem Youssef of spreading chaos and disrupting national peace in an episode aired Friday evening.
The plaintiff accused Youssef of deliberately insulting Egypt and distorting its image before the world and public opinion.
He was also accused of promoting the notion that what happened on June 30 was a coup and not a popular uprising, a debate that has occupied many Egyptians' minds since the army deposed Mursi in July in response to nationwide demonstrations.
Youssef who is known for criticizing the authorities became famous during the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
After reaching over five million viewers on his YouTube channel, the heart-surgeon turned television host was granted his own show on ONTV before moving to CBC, another satellite channel.
After a three-month break that followed the army's ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, whom Youssef criticized extensively over the past year, the satirist returned on Friday with the first episode of the third season of his show.
In the episode, Youssef made it clear that while he did not support the Mursi administration, he is now opposed to idolizing General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the country's defense minister who has grown popular over the past few months.
Youssef was questioned in December over allegations that he insulted the now-deposed president.