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John Oliver to star in weekly HBO comedy
Friday - 11/15/2013, 10:50am  ET
FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2010 file photo, John Oliver appears on stage at Comedy Central's 'Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert For Autism Education' at the Beacon Theatre in New York. HBO says that John Oliver is getting his own weekly show after his winning turn as substitute host for Jon Stewart. Next year, Oliver’s Sunday night program will take a satirical look at current events for the week, HBO said Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- HBO says that John Oliver is getting his own weekly show after his winning turn as substitute host for Jon Stewart.
Next year, Oliver's new Sunday-night program will take a satirical look at current events for the week, HBO said Thursday.
HBO President Michael Lombardo said the channel wasn't in the hunt for another weekly talk show. But Lombardo said in a statement Oliver's handling of "The Daily Show" in Stewart's absence this summer convinced HBO his "distinct voice" belong on the channel.
Stewart was away directing a film.
Oliver thanked Stewart for teaching him everything he knows during his years with "The Daily Show" -- then joked that if he fails it's entirely Stewart's fault.
The debut date and title for Oliver's new show were not announced.
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