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John Oliver takes over 'Daily Show With Jon Stewart' in June

Date May 01, 2013

By Jethro Nededog

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" will have a new face at the anchor desk starting Monday, June 10 at 11/10c. Correspondent John Oliver will take over for Jon Stewart through September 3.

"Don't worry, it's still going to be everything that you love about ‘The Daily Show,' just without the thing that you love the most about it," joked Oliver in a statement.

The cable channel also released Oliver's guest list for his first week: Seth Rogen (June 10), Armando Iannucci (June 11), a musical performance by Mavis Staples (June 12) and Fareed Zakaria (June 13).

Oliver joined "The Daily Show" in 2006. He also performs standup and writes and stars in a weekly podcast, "The Bugle: Audio Newspaper for a Visual World."

Stewart previously announced in March that he would take a summer break to direct his first film, "Rosewater." Based on Maziar Bahari and Aimee Molloy's 2011 book, "And Then They Came For Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity and Survival," Stewart is also writing the screenplay.

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