John Oliver Exiting "Daily Show" for Own HBO Program

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013  |  Updated 5:45 PM EDT
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John Oliver takes over as summer guest host of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on June 10, 2013 in New York City.

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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.

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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