Trevor Noah to keep Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show' producers
Trevor Noah’s first big move as the new host of The Daily Show is a good one: Keeping Jon Stewart’s executive producers.
Comedy Central announced Wednesday at the Television Critics Association’s press tour that The Daily Show‘s five top producers—Steve Bodow, Jen Flanz, Tim Greenberg, Jill Katz and Adam Lowitt—have re-signed under the new host.
The move is a bit unusual as most talk show hosts tend to bring on their own producing teams when they take over a series. But The Daily Show is a 20-time Emmy winner, including a record 10 consecutive wins for Outstanding Variety Series, and the show’s format is remaining essentially unchanged, so it’s tough to argue against keeping the show’s behind-the-scenes leadership.
Stewart is currently in his final days as host of the series he’s helmed for 16 years. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah debuts Monday, Sept. 28.