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CBS Scores Another Daily Show Alum: Rob Riggle

CBS's comedy department is starting to look a little like The Daily Show, Primetime Edition. Current Daily Show correspondent Rob Riggle has just signed a deal to create and star in a half-hour CBS comedy, following a similar deal by Samantha Bee and Jason Jones last week.

Riggle is committed to The Daily Show through the end of the year, but after that, he'll make the jump to CBS to start working on his show. He's still kicking around ideas for the series, but one thought is that it could draw on his experiences as an officer in the Marine Corps Reserves, as Riggle's done before on the Daily Show.

I'm so glad to see that this wave of Daily Show correspondents will be branching out into new, cool-sounding projects, just like Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry, and Ed Helms did a few years ago. And hey, it looks like there will be some openings over at The Daily Show for 2009, so here's hoping the new correspondents they track down are just as funny as the ones who came before.

Are you excited to see Riggle get his own show? And are there any other current Daily Show correspondents who you think deserve a solo project?


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PollyPrissyPants PollyPrissyPants 8 years
Good for Rob! I have to admit I love John Oliver and hope he branches out successfully...but for now I want him on my TV every day. I think that makes me selfish ;)
thoroughlymodern thoroughlymodern 8 years
As long as I keep getting my steady supply of John Oliver, I'll be OK. It would be nice to see him in some other stuff, too, but I don't think I'd want him to leave the Shmaley Show. If only he could be in several places at once...
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
I look forward to checking out Rob's new program, I always love him on the Daily show. Everyone that goes on The Daily Show becomes successful. Wasn't he also on SNL in 2005 or 06? I think I remember him on a Weekend Update skit. :?
Jinx Jinx 8 years
Jon Stewart's Daily Show sure has a record for hiring people who go on to do great things. Stephan Colbert, Steve Carrell, Rob Riggle, Ed Helms, Sam Bee....etc, etc, etc...
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
"draw on his experiences as an officer in the Marine Corps Reserves" Maybe it will be like Major Dad! ;)
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Rob Riggle cracks me up every single time that he's on the Daily Show, so it's great that he's getting his own show, but I'll miss him on Daily Show.
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