John Oliver Is Leaving 'The Daily Show' But There's Good News, Too
While I'm sad this means he'll be leaving The Daily Show, I've gotta say — this show is going to be great. According to Deadline, longtime correspondent and brief guest-host from The Daily Show, John Oliver, is getting his own weekly talk show on HBO.
The show, which is currently untitled, will be similar to The Daily Show in that it will "take a satirical look" at the week's news, politics, and other current events that are going on in the world. Like a fine wine, it'll be paired perfectly with HBO's current political talk show hit, Real Time With Bill Maher, which airs every Friday on the network.
Unfortunately, though, this means that Oliver will not be taking over The Daily Show whenever Jon Stewart leaves — something that seemed pretty likely after his successful run as guest host of the Comedy Central series this past summer.
"I’m incredibly excited to be joining HBO, especially as I presume this means I get free HBO now. I want to thank Comedy Central, and everyone at The Daily Show for the best seven and a half years of my life," Oliver commented in a press release about the new series. "But most of all, I’d like to thank Jon Stewart. He taught me everything I know. In fact, if I fail in the future, it’s entirely his fault."
Oliver joined The Daily Show in 2006. His new talk show should air on HBO sometime in 2014.