Bittersweet thought it was to learn that John Oliver would leave 'The Daily Show' behind, his first original series, 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' on HBO, seems like a fine start. Well, sort of. Check out the first trailer for Oliver's news program, as the befuddled host lays out its confusing premise!
Dismayed though we were to learn that 'The Daily Show' vet John Oliver had outgrown his position as correspondent (and brief host) to Jon Stewart, his HBO future looks brighter than ever. The premium cable network has officially set an April premiere for the newly-titled 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,' but when can fans see for themselves?
Where Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show' spun off the charisma of Stephen Colbert to spawn 'The Colbert Report,' it seems fellow 'Daily Show' breakout John Oliver has flown the coop altogether. The UK funnyman will instead leave behind 'The Daily Show' to topline his own weekly HBO comedy series, but will it follow the same model?
'The Simpsons' has been having itself a banner week, boasting the talk of the town with Guillermo del Toro's upcoming "Treehouse of Horror" couch gag, but the good news doesn't stop there. Joining 'Sleepy Hollow's early renewal for 2014, 'The Simpsons' has officially been guaranteed a return for season 26, while 'The Daily Show' vet John Oliver has been chosen to lend his voice to an upcoming episode.
After the mental exhaustion of pondering the reality of a 'Better Call Saul' spinoff from 'Breaking Bad,' we're thrilled to have a bit of unrelated good news. 'Community' season 5 will return to its roots in bringing back 'The Daily Show' vet John Oliver as displaced professor Ian Duncan, even if Troy isn't around to have his question finally answered!
Jon Stewart may be one of the hardest working men on television, but it looks like he's about to take a break from hosting 'The Daily Show' for a few months. But he's not going on a vacation: he's going to direct a movie. 'Rosewater' will not only be Stewart's first time behind the camera, it will be something completely out of his regular wheelhouse.