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Start Date Set for John Oliver on "Daily Show"

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They finally have a start date for John Oliver as Jon Stewart's fill-in on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" -- while the faux news anchor and comedian goes on hiatus to direct his first feature film, "Rosewater," this summer.
Oliver, who joined "The Daily Show" in 2006, will take over as guest host at 10 p.m. Monday, June 10, and serve in that role for the following eight weeks of original episodes.
Over the past seven years, Emmy-winning writer and standup comedian Oliver has entertained viewers in a variety of roles -- ranging from interviewing U.N. ambassadors to covering the World Cup in South Africa to breaking his nose fighting for the Confederate Army.
For his first week of hosting, Oliver's guests will include Seth Rogen, Armando Iannucci, Chicagoan and R&B and gospel legend Mavis Staples and Fareed Zakaria.
Stewart is scheduled to return to "The Daily Show" anchor chair on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

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