While Jon Stewart hasn’t yet officially vacated his seat as host of the popular The Daily Show, alumnae from the program are already securing new gigs, thus eliminating them as possibilities as replacements in the hot seat.
The husband-and-wife duo of Jason Jones and Samantha Bee, who both currently serve as correspondents on The Daily Show are apparently moving on from the show along with Stewart, having signed on for a half-hour series set to appear on TBS. According to Deadline, TBS has ordered 10 episodes of the show, which has yet to be officially named. We do know, however, that it will have a meta aspect, centered around Jones and Bee’s lives and experiences taking family trips with their two kids. The show is both written and executive produced by the pair.
Jones will play the leading role in the series, Nate, while Bee will stay behind the camera. Natlie Zea will play Jones’ wife, Robin, who will help him wrangle his difficult children Delilah (Ashley Gerasimovich) and Jared (Liam Carroll), while hilarity, presumably, ensues. According to Deadline, the first season of the show will feature a single, raucous family road trip that looks to play out like an elongated version of the classic Chevy Chase misadventure movie, Vacation.
The news comes as another Daily Show favorite from days past, Rob Riggle, recently secured his own single-camera comedy over at Fox, whittling down the list of likely Daily Show successors even further. While viewers are left to wonder who will take Stewart’s chair, the late night staple continues to churn out more would-be stars in their own right. Jason Jones and Samantha Bee’s new series is slated for release on TBS in the Q4 of this year.