Daily Show's John Oliver Gets Own HBO Show
He'll be on every Sunday night next year
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 14, 2013 5:18 PM CST
John Oliver is headed to HBO.   (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

(Newser) John Oliver's stint as Jon Stewart's replacement over the summer on the Daily Show has earned him more than rave reviews—he's just scored his own weekly show on HBO, reports Deadline. It sounds a bit like the Daily Show, in fact, billed as a satirical look at the week's news. The show debuts next year sometime and will air on Sunday nights. An HBO honcho says the network wasn't looking for a new show, but Oliver's guest-hosting gig sold executives there on his "singular perspective and distinct voice."

For his part, Oliver thanked Stewart in typical fashion: "He taught me everything I know. In fact, if I fail in the future, it’s entirely his fault." The Huffington Post notes that CNN also was interested in getting the UK native on board, but HBO won out. Oliver will join Bill Maher, whose Friday night show has become a staple at the network.

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Nov 15, 2013 7:39 AM CST
John Oliver knocked it out of the park with his fill in work on the daily show. I had become only an occasional viewer until Oliver took over, then I was back to never missing it. He was superb. He's an excellent writer, and proved he was strong enough to host. Stewart can thank him for bringing a chunk of audience back to the table. Good luck to him. He's sure a crapload funnier than Bill Meh-er
Fascinatin' Womanhood
Nov 15, 2013 5:01 AM CST
It seems to be all about the writers, at least as much as the host.
Manfred Klatt
Nov 14, 2013 6:21 PM CST
What about "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show" that started in 2010? Doesn't that count?