More changes are in store at Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” Following the announcement by host Jon Stewart that he’s stepping down, longtime correspondent Jason Jones revealed this week that he will also be leaving the show, Variety reports.
Jones broke the news on Twitter, writing: “For 9 & 1/2 years, I have worked at one of the greatest TV shows of all time. But… It is time for me to go. That said, I am ecstatic to announce that I’m about to make another great show over @tbsveryfunny”
Jones has worked on “The Daily Show” with his wife, Samantha Bee, who has been a correspondent on the show since 2003. A Comedy Central spokesperson confirmed to Variety that Bee will stay with the show.
“The news of Jones’ exit comes the same day his comedy was picked up by TBS,” Variety reports. “The untitled family comedy was given a 10-episode order, and will star Jones, who will also serve as exec producer with Bee. Jones will depart Comedy Central’s latenight talk show later this year to begin production on the TBS laffer.”