John Oliver to leave 'Daily Show' for new HBO series

John Oliver

(Credit: John Oliver)

John Oliver's temporary stint behind "The Daily Show" desk has paid off.

HBO announced Thursday that Oliver will be the host of a similar satirical news show starting in 2014. "I'm incredibly excited to be joining HBO, especially as I presume this means I get free HBO now," the 36-year-old British comedian told Deadline.com.

Oliver subbed during the summer for Jon Stewart, who took...

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