Friday, February 12, 2016

John Oliver to host weekly show on HBO, leaving 'Daily Show'

Over the summer, Jon Stewart took a hiatus from Daily Show hosting duties and passed a temporary torch over to frequent, and crowd favorite, correspondent John Oliver.

John Oliver to host weekly show on HBO, leaving ‘Daily Show’

0 comments
John Oliver on "Daily Show."
John Oliver on "Daily Show."

Over the summer, Jon Stewart took a hiatus from Daily Show hosting duties and passed a temporary torch over to frequent, and crowd favorite, correspondent John Oliver. For months the U.K.-native delivered us some of the year’s most noteworthy news; which offered a different and interesting perspective on American politics.

John Oliver didn’t just impress TV viewers during his short hosting bat, he also piqued the interest of the folks over at HBO. “We weren’t otherwise searching for another weekly talk show, but when we saw John Oliver handling host duties on The Daily Show, we knew that his singular perspective and distinct voice belonged on HBO,” said HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo.

Hollywood Reporter was first to break the news late Thursday that the comedian would be moving over to the cable network for a weekly series that “will present a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events.” The show is set to debut in 2014 and will air on Sunday evenings.

This means John Oliver will be leaving Daily Show. He first joined the Comedy Central staple in 2006.

More coverage
Clay's Aiken for a political fight
'Scandal' creator, Oscar nom work on Philly drama
‘Girls’ actress gets engaged to CollegeHumor co-founder

0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
Our Television blog is your go-to guide for everything that’s happening on TV: updates on your favorite actors and programs, reviews, ratings, rumors and some of the sharpest opinions on the web.

Gab Bonghi Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter