Jon Stewart's hiatus from "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central to direct his first film will last 12 weeks, according to a March 5 report on Huffington Post. The extended hiatus will take place this summer and that means the show's host will need a replacement until he returns.
According to the report, John Oliver will fill in as anchor eight of the 12 weeks while Stewart is away.
Stewart will be directing a film that is an adaptation of Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story Of Love, Captivity And Survival. He has written a screenplay called "Rosewater," which tells the true story of a journalist who spent 118 days in an Iranian prison. Shooting for the film begins in June.
"The Daily Show" host has been replaced by guest anchors in his absence before that include Stephen Colbert and Rob Corddry.
As for the remaining four weeks that Jon Stewart will be on hiatus, reruns of "The Daily Show" will air.
Fans will miss watching the comedic host this summer, but he'll return once he finishes directing his first film. He told the New York Times the idea of a film "was a little scary," but it's about challenging himself since he's in the business.