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John Oliver Leaving 'The Daily Show' for Weekly HBO Talk Show

After he filled in for Jon Stewart as The Daily Show host over the summer, it shouldn't shock anyone that another network has swooped in and stolen John Oliver away from Comedy Central. Before Oliver's stint began, a lot of fans of the show were worried that he would ruin The Daily Show, a fear that quickly dissipated as the summer went along.

Oliver spent over seven years at The Daily Show, but will now move to HBO to host a weekly talk show.

"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 president Michael Lombardo in a statement. "We are extremely excited that John has agreed to make HBO his home."

Before his summer hosting stint, it seemed like Oliver was wasting away at The Daily Show. He had previously been a regular on Community, but even that fizzled out. Now that Oliver reignited his flame thanks to hosting The Daily Show, everyone seems to want him. In addition to his HBO show, Oliver will return to Community for its upcoming season.

"I'm incredibly excited to be joining HBO, especially as I presume this means I get free HBO now," said Oliver in a statement. "I want to thank Comedy Central, and everyone at The Daily Show for the best seven and a half years of my life. 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."
John Oliver Leaving 'The Daily Show' for Weekly HBO Talk Show Reviewed by Bill Kuchman on 11/15/2013 Rating: 5

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