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21st Aug '16 12:02:36 PM nombretomado
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* The animated series ''WesternAnimation/TalesFromTheCryptKeeper'' was occasionally hijacked by ECComics' other narrators, the Vault-Keeper from ''The Vault of Horror'' and the Old Witch from ''The Haunt of Fear''.

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* The animated series ''WesternAnimation/TalesFromTheCryptKeeper'' was occasionally hijacked by ECComics' Creator/ECComics' other narrators, the Vault-Keeper from ''The Vault of Horror'' and the Old Witch from ''The Haunt of Fear''.
4th Aug '16 5:54:14 AM Twentington
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** During the 1986-89 era, guest hosts included regular squares Jm J. Bullock, Joan Rivers, and announcer/bottom center square Shadoe Stevens. Most of these were due to regular host John Davidson being unavailable, but a couple different games had Joan Rivers and Series/{{ALF}} (yes, really!) hosting while Davidson sat in a square. When Stevens filled in, '''Creator/HowardStern''' took Shadoe's usual role.

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** During the 1986-89 era, guest hosts included regular squares Jm J. Bullock, Joan Rivers, and announcer/bottom center square Shadoe Stevens. Most of these were due to regular host John Davidson being unavailable, but a couple different games had Joan Rivers and Series/{{ALF}} (yes, really!) hosting while Davidson sat in a square. When Stevens filled in, '''Creator/HowardStern''' took Shadoe's usual role.his place.
19th May '16 3:59:55 PM nombretomado
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* Similarly, ''Series/NeverMindTheBuzzcocks'' used guest hosts for Series 18 (after Mark Lamarr left the show) until Simon Amstell took over the helm at the start of Series 19. From there Bill Bailey, one of the team captains, left the show with guest team captains filling the gap until finding a permanent one with [[TheMightyBoosh Noel Fielding]]. This stable period ended once Amstell left the show following Series 22, leaving the programme with guest hosts once more.

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* Similarly, ''Series/NeverMindTheBuzzcocks'' used guest hosts for Series 18 (after Mark Lamarr left the show) until Simon Amstell took over the helm at the start of Series 19. From there Bill Bailey, one of the team captains, left the show with guest team captains filling the gap until finding a permanent one with [[TheMightyBoosh [[Series/TheMightyBoosh Noel Fielding]]. This stable period ended once Amstell left the show following Series 22, leaving the programme with guest hosts once more.
10th May '16 3:30:26 PM Twentington
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** During the 1986-89 era, guest hosts included regular squares Jm J. Bullock, Joan Rivers, and announcer Shadoe Stevens. Most of these were due to regular host John Davidson being unavailable, but a couple different games had Joan Rivers and Series/{{ALF}} (yes, really!) hosting while Davidson sat in a square. When Stevens filled in, '''HowardStern''' took Shadoe's usual role of announcer/bottom center square.
** During the Tom Bergeron-hosted revival (1998-2004), Rosie O'Donnell hosted one round. Later on, during a Game Show Hosts week, original ''Squares'' host Peter Marshall returned to guest host one episode while Bergeron sat on the panel.
** The Bergeron version also had guest ''announcers'' during the two Game Show Hosts weeks (2002 and 2003). The first had [[Series/ThePriceIsRight Rod Roddy]], and the second had Shadoe Stevens (who announced the first couple seasons of the Bergeron version as well) return one last time. Respectively, Rod and Shadoe were taking over for Jeffrey Tambor and John Moschitta.

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** During the 1986-89 era, guest hosts included regular squares Jm J. Bullock, Joan Rivers, and announcer announcer/bottom center square Shadoe Stevens. Most of these were due to regular host John Davidson being unavailable, but a couple different games had Joan Rivers and Series/{{ALF}} (yes, really!) hosting while Davidson sat in a square. When Stevens filled in, '''HowardStern''' '''Creator/HowardStern''' took Shadoe's usual role of announcer/bottom center square.
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** During the Tom Bergeron-hosted revival (1998-2004), Rosie O'Donnell hosted one round.round with Tom sitting in her square. Later on, during a Game Show Hosts week, original ''Squares'' host Peter Marshall returned to guest host one episode while Bergeron sat on the panel.
** The Bergeron version also had guest ''announcers'' during the two Game Show Hosts weeks (2002 and 2003). The first had [[Series/ThePriceIsRight Rod Roddy]], and the second had Shadoe Stevens (who announced the first couple seasons of the Bergeron version as well) return one last time. Respectively, Rod and Shadoe were taking over for Jeffrey Tambor and John Moschitta. Henry Winkler (yes, [[Series/HappyDays Fonzie]]) also filled in for Tambor on a few occasions.



** For the ABC era, Monty Hall hosted a few weeks (one of which had Allen playing against his wife, Creator/BettyWhite). In 1975, Betty herself hosted a week.

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** For the ABC era, [[Series/LetsMakeADeal Monty Hall Hall]] hosted a few weeks (one of which had Allen playing against his wife, Creator/BettyWhite). In 1975, Betty herself hosted a week.



** When ''Price'' returned in 1972, there were two versions: the daytime series then hosted by Bob Barker, and a nighttime version hosted by Dennis James (until 1977, then Barker until its demise in 1980). James hosted the daytime episodes of December 24-27, 1974 because Bob had the flu on December 2, a measure that had never been done before and hasn't been done since.
** ''Price'' also had rotations of guest announcers. After Johnny Olson died, the guests were Rod Roddy, Gene Wood, Bob Hilton, and Rich Jeffries, with Rod eventually getting the job. Rod's declining health between 2001 and 2003 also led to several fill-ins by Burton Richardson (who previously did the 1994 syndicated version) and Randy West, plus one week by Paul Boland.

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** When ''Price'' returned in 1972, there were two versions: the daytime series then hosted by Bob Barker, and a nighttime version hosted by Dennis James (until 1977, then Barker until its demise in 1980). James hosted the daytime episodes of December 24-27, 1974 because Bob had the flu on December 2, a measure the only time to date that daytime ''Price'' has had never been done before and hasn't been done since.
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** ''Price'' also had rotations of guest announcers. After Johnny Olson died, the guests were Rod Roddy, Gene Wood, Bob Hilton, and Rich Jeffries, with Rod eventually getting the job. Rod's declining health between 2001 and 2003 also led to several fill-ins by Burton Richardson (who previously did the short-lived 1994 syndicated version) and Randy West, plus one week by Paul Boland.



* Creator/AlexTrebek guest-hosted a week of ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' on daytime in 1980 and another episode in 1985, filling in for Chuck Woolery on the former and Pat Sajak on the latter.
** On AprilFoolsDay 1997, Trebek hosted ''Wheel'' with Pat and LovelyAssistant Vanna White playing for charity and Pat's wife, Lesly, in Vanna's usual role and ''Jeopardy!'' announcer Johnny Gilbert co-announcing with Charlie O'Donnell. Pat also hosted that day's ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' - which, notably, was otherwise a normal game (with most fans agreeing he acquitted himself very well).
** Similarly, Summer Bartholomew and Cynthia Washington both filled in for original hostess Susan Stafford in 1979 and 1980, both times due to her being injured. Arte Johnson also held this role for one day in 1980, likely to plug his NBC show ''Knockout''. After Susan left in 1982, Summer, Vicki [=McCarty=], and Vanna White alternated as guest letter-turners until Vanna got the nod. Susan returned for one week in 1986 so Vanna could recover after her boyfriend was killed in a plane crash. In January 1991, Tricia Gist filled in for two weeks to accommodate for Vanna's wedding, and returned two months later due to Vanna having a bad cold.

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* Creator/AlexTrebek guest-hosted a week of ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' has also had this happen frequently:
** Creator/AlexTrebek guest-hosted a week
on daytime in 1980 and another episode in 1985, filling in for Chuck Woolery on the former and Pat Sajak on the latter.
** On AprilFoolsDay 1997, Trebek hosted ''Wheel'' again, with Pat and LovelyAssistant Vanna White playing for charity and Pat's wife, Lesly, in Vanna's usual role and ''Jeopardy!'' announcer Johnny Gilbert co-announcing with Charlie O'Donnell. Pat also hosted that day's ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' - which, notably, was otherwise a normal game (with most fans agreeing he acquitted himself very well).
** Similarly, Original LovelyAssistant Susan Stafford had Summer Bartholomew and Cynthia Washington both filled fill in for original hostess Susan Stafford her a few times in 1979 and 1980, both times 1980 due to her being injured.injuries. Arte Johnson also held this role for one day in 1980, likely to plug his NBC show ''Knockout''. After Susan left in 1982, Summer, the show rotated hosting duties among Bartholomew, Vicki [=McCarty=], [=McCarty=] (Iovine), and Vanna White alternated as guest letter-turners until Vanna got White, the nod. last of whom has been the show's hostess ever since. Susan returned for one week of daytime episodes in 1986 so Vanna could recover after her boyfriend was killed in a plane crash. In January 1991, Tricia Gist filled in for two weeks to accommodate for Vanna's wedding, honeymoon, and returned two months later due to Vanna having a bad cold.



** When Charlie returned, he missed two weeks in late 1995, for which Gilbert again filled in. After Charlie's death, several announcers rotated (Johnny Gilbert, Rich Fields, Lora Cain, Joe Cipriano, John Cramer, and Jim Thornton) until Jim Thornton was chosen as his successor.
** ''Wheel'' also had a guest ''director'' for some weeks in Season 31. Director Mark Corwin died after directing only two weeks of episodes. In his place, ''Jeopardy!'' director Kevin [=McCarthy=] directed a set of episodes taped on location in Las Vegas, while associate director Bob Cisneros and technical director Robert Ennis filled in for a few weeks until Cisneros was promoted to full-time director. Ennis also filled in again briefly in 2014, while Cisneros was having neck surgery, and ultimately became promoted himself later in 2015.

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** When Charlie returned, he missed two weeks in late 1995, for which Gilbert again filled in. After Charlie's death, several announcers rotated (Johnny rotated: Johnny Gilbert, Rich Fields, Lora Cain, Joe Cipriano, John Cramer, and the aforementioned Jim Thornton) until Jim Thornton was chosen as Thornton, the last of whom became his successor.
** ''Wheel'' also had a guest ''director'' for some weeks in Season 31. Director Longtime director Mark Corwin died after directing only two weeks of episodes. In his place, episodes, so ''Jeopardy!'' director Kevin [=McCarthy=] directed a set of episodes handled that season's road shows taped on location in Las Vegas, while associate director Bob Cisneros and technical director Robert Ennis filled in for a few weeks until Cisneros the former was promoted to full-time director. Ennis also filled in again briefly in 2014, 2014 while Cisneros was having neck surgery, and ultimately became promoted himself later in 2015.
10th May '16 3:19:34 PM Twentington
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* The syndicated talk show ''Live! (with Regis and Kathie Lee/Regis and Kelly/Kelly and Michael)'' had guest hosts replace each co-host as they left: first, a rotation after Kathie Lee Gifford left in 2000 until Kelly Ripa took her place, then a second after Regis Philbin left in 2011, and a third after his replacement, Michael Strahan, left in 2016.
9th May '16 7:21:57 PM Twentington
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* In an attempt to boost its sagging ratings, producers of CBS's ''ThePatSajakShow'' decided to make several changes in February 1990. The biggest change was having a guest host on Fridays. This didn't save the show, and it was cancelled two months later, on April 10. The kicker? Sajak was ''out of the country'' when CBS brought down the axe. ''The entire final week of his show consisted of guest hosts.'' He NeverGotToSayGoodbye.

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* In an attempt to boost its sagging ratings, producers of CBS's ''ThePatSajakShow'' ''Series/ThePatSajakShow'' decided to make several changes in February 1990. The biggest change was having a guest host on Fridays. This didn't save the show, and it was cancelled two months later, on April 10. The kicker? Sajak was ''out of the country'' when CBS brought down the axe. ''The entire final week of his show consisted of guest hosts.'' He NeverGotToSayGoodbye.
25th Mar '16 2:37:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* The animated series ''TalesFromTheCryptKeeper'', based on ''TalesFromTheCrypt'', was occasionally hijacked by ECComics' other narrators, the Vault-Keeper from ''The Vault of Horror'' and the Old Witch from ''The Haunt of Fear''.

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* The animated series ''TalesFromTheCryptKeeper'', based on ''TalesFromTheCrypt'', ''WesternAnimation/TalesFromTheCryptKeeper'' was occasionally hijacked by ECComics' other narrators, the Vault-Keeper from ''The Vault of Horror'' and the Old Witch from ''The Haunt of Fear''.
4th Mar '16 10:55:55 AM Twentington
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* ''The Late Show with Creator/DavidLetterman'' went to guest hosts while Dave had heart surgery in 2000, and again when he was ill with shingles in 2003. When he was recovering from heart surgery, almost all of the guest hosts refused to sit in his chair. Letterman still makes use of guest hosts because he is ill or cannot make a scheduled taping for other reasons.

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* ''The Late Show with Creator/DavidLetterman'' went to guest hosts while Dave had heart surgery in 2000, and again when he was ill with shingles in 2003. When he was recovering from heart surgery, almost all of the guest hosts refused to sit in his chair. Letterman still makes made use of guest hosts because until he is ill or cannot make a scheduled taping for other reasons.retired.



* ''Series/FamilyFeud'' had two episodes, both during the original Richard Dawson version (1976-85), where one round was hosted by a guest. One game opened to Sammy Davis, Jr. hosting the first question, and a later game had contestant coordinator Caryn Lucas host one question since Dawson had just injured his ribs in a car accident and needed some time to adjust a slipping brace.

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* ''Series/FamilyFeud'' had two episodes, both during the original Richard Dawson version (1976-85), where one round was hosted by a guest. One game opened to Sammy Davis, Jr. hosting the first question, and a later game had contestant coordinator Caryn Lucas host one question since Dawson had just injured his ribs in a car accident and needed some time to adjust a slipping brace. (Dawson said in an interview that he absolutely hated to stop tape.)



** During the 1986-89 era, guest hosts included regular squares Jm J. Bullock, Joan Rivers, and announcer Shadoe Stevens. Most of these were due to regular host John Davidson being unavailable, but a couple different games had Joan Rivers and ALF (yes, really!) hosting while Davidson sat in a square. When Stevens filled in, '''HowardStern''' took Shadoe's usual role of announcer/bottom center square.

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** During the 1986-89 era, guest hosts included regular squares Jm J. Bullock, Joan Rivers, and announcer Shadoe Stevens. Most of these were due to regular host John Davidson being unavailable, but a couple different games had Joan Rivers and ALF Series/{{ALF}} (yes, really!) hosting while Davidson sat in a square. When Stevens filled in, '''HowardStern''' took Shadoe's usual role of announcer/bottom center square.



* Jim Peck filled in for Jack Barry several times on ''Series/TheJokersWild''. When Barry died and the show was handed over to Bill Cullen, Peck got to return for a couple more guest hosting stints when Cullen was unavailable.
* This also happened twice in the long life of ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'':
** Dennis James filled in for Monty Hall on the original version, and Geoff Edwards filled in on the 1984-86 version.
** Announcer Dean Goss hosted two deals during the 1985-86 season because Hall (who was also executive producer) wanted to pass the torch should the show be renewed for a third season. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen It wasn't.]]

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* Jim Peck filled in for Jack Barry Creator/JackBarry several times on ''Series/TheJokersWild''. When Barry died and the show was handed over to Bill Cullen, Creator/BillCullen, Peck got to return for a couple more guest hosting stints when Cullen was unavailable.
* This also happened twice in the long life of ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'':
** Dennis James filled in for Monty Hall on the original version, and Geoff Edwards filled in on ''The All-New Let's Make a Deal'', the 1984-86 version.
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** Announcer Dean Goss hosted two deals during the 1985-86 season of ''All-New'' because Hall (who was also executive producer) wanted to pass the torch should the show be renewed for a third season. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen It wasn't.]]



** During the original 1960s version, Jack Clark filled in on a few occasions.
** For the ABC era, Monty Hall hosted a few weeks (one of which had Allen playing against his wife Creator/BettyWhite). In 1975, Betty herself hosted a week.

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** During the original 1960s version, announcer Jack Clark filled in on a few occasions.
** For the ABC era, Monty Hall hosted a few weeks (one of which had Allen playing against his wife wife, Creator/BettyWhite). In 1975, Betty herself hosted a week.



** Following Rich's departure in 2010, another rotation occurred: JD Roberto, Jeff Davis, Brad Sherwood, David H. Lawrence XVII, Steve White, and [[TheWeakestLink George Gray]], who was chosen as Rich's successor.

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** Following Rich's departure in 2010, another rotation occurred: JD Roberto, Jeff Davis, Brad Sherwood, David H. Lawrence XVII, Steve White, and [[TheWeakestLink [[Series/TheWeakestLink George Gray]], who was chosen as Rich's successor.



* In 1974, Gene Rayburn guest hosted ''{{Tattletales}}'' for a week as regular host Bert Convy played the game with his wife, Anne. Gene actually hosted the ''Tattletales'' prototype in 1973, which was originally called ''Celebrity Match Mates'' (Convy would get the job after Gene landed the ''MatchGame'' revival).

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* In 1974, Gene Rayburn guest hosted ''{{Tattletales}}'' ''Series/{{Tattletales}}'' for a week as regular host Bert Convy played the game with his wife, Anne. Gene actually hosted the ''Tattletales'' prototype in 1973, which was originally called ''Celebrity Match Mates'' (Convy would get the job after Gene landed the ''MatchGame'' ''Series/MatchGame'' revival).



** On AprilFoolsDay 1997, Trebek hosted ''Wheel'' with Pat and LovelyAssistant Vanna White playing for charity and Pat's wife, Lesly, in Vanna's usual role. Pat also hosted that day's ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' - which, notably, was otherwise a normal game (with most fans agreeing he acquitted himself very well).

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** On AprilFoolsDay 1997, Trebek hosted ''Wheel'' with Pat and LovelyAssistant Vanna White playing for charity and Pat's wife, Lesly, in Vanna's usual role.role and ''Jeopardy!'' announcer Johnny Gilbert co-announcing with Charlie O'Donnell. Pat also hosted that day's ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' - which, notably, was otherwise a normal game (with most fans agreeing he acquitted himself very well).



** When Charlie returned, he missed only two weeks in 1995, for which Gilbert again filled in. After Charlie's death, several announcers rotated (Johnny Gilbert, Rich Fields, Lora Cain, Joe Cipriano, John Cramer, and Jim Thornton) until Jim Thornton was chosen as his successor.

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** When Charlie returned, he missed only two weeks in late 1995, for which Gilbert again filled in. After Charlie's death, several announcers rotated (Johnny Gilbert, Rich Fields, Lora Cain, Joe Cipriano, John Cramer, and Jim Thornton) until Jim Thornton was chosen as his successor.



* With his increasing age and a serious bout of pneumonia late in his career, PaulHarvey sometimes handed the mic over to someone else when he was unable to do the show. The most frequent guest host was his son, Paul Harvey Jr., but several other ABC radio personnel sometimes filled in, as did Fred Thompson.
* ''CMT Country Countdown USA'' uses a variant of this trope. Each show is hosted by Lon Helton (formerly the editor of the now-defunct ''Radio & Records'' magazine) and a different country music singer every week.

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* With his increasing age and a serious bout of pneumonia late in his career, PaulHarvey Radio/PaulHarvey sometimes handed the mic over to someone else when he was unable to do the show. The most frequent guest host was his son, Paul Harvey Jr., but several other ABC radio personnel sometimes filled in, as did former senator Fred Thompson.
Thompson. Two of the regular substitutes, Gil Gross and Doug Limerick, took over on the show's format following Harvey's death, but it was canceled only two weeks later and replaced with ''The Huckabee Report''.
* ''CMT Country Countdown USA'' USA'', another country music countdown show, uses a variant of this trope. Each show is hosted by Lon Helton (formerly the editor of the now-defunct ''Radio & Records'' magazine) and a different country music singer every week.
18th Feb '16 5:38:21 PM Premonition45
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** ''Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart'': During his time as a correspondent, Creator/StephenColbert was the go-to guest host for Creator/JonStewart before he got his own show, ''[Series/TheColbertReport''. During the summer of 2013, John Oliver hosted while Jon was in Iran directing ''Film/{{Rosewater}}'', which helped in earning him his own weekly show on {{Creator/HBO}}, ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver''. On October 8, 2014, Jason Jones and Samantha Bee co-hosted after Jon suddenly became ill.
** Since ''Series/TheDailyShowWithTrevorNoah'', the show will sometimes go on hiatus when Trevor is unavailable instead of having a guest host, for example on November 4, 2015, when he underwent an emergency appendectomy ([[TheShowMustGoOn but he was back]] ''[[TheShowMustGoOn the very next day]]''), and in the run up to the 2016 Academy Awards.

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** ''Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart'': During his time as a correspondent, Creator/StephenColbert was the go-to guest host for Creator/JonStewart before he got his own show, ''[Series/TheColbertReport''. ''Series/TheColbertReport''. During the summer of 2013, John Oliver Creator/JohnOliver hosted while Jon was in Iran directing ''Film/{{Rosewater}}'', which helped in earning him his own weekly show on {{Creator/HBO}}, ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver''. On October 8, 2014, Jason Jones and Samantha Bee co-hosted after Jon suddenly became ill.
** Since ''Series/TheDailyShowWithTrevorNoah'', the show will sometimes go on hiatus when Trevor is unavailable instead of having a guest host, for example on November 4, 2015, when he underwent an emergency appendectomy ([[TheShowMustGoOn but which he was back]] returned from]] ''[[TheShowMustGoOn the very next day]]''), and in the run up to the 2016 Academy Awards. Awards as he prepared for his stand-up special ''Lost In Translation''.
18th Feb '16 5:35:43 PM Premonition45
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* ''Series/TheDailyShow'' uses the correspondents when Jon is unavailable. Creator/StephenColbert was the go-to guest host before he got [[Series/TheColbertReport his own show]]. Nowadays, the show will sometimes go on hiatus when Jon is unavailable instead of having a guest host, for example in the run up to the Academy Awards. In mid-2013, however, John Oliver hosted while Jon was in Iran directing ''Rosewater'', which helped in earning him his own weekly show on {{Creator/HBO}}, ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver''.

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* ''Series/TheDailyShow'' uses the correspondents when Jon the host is unavailable. unavailable.
** ''Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart'': During his time as a correspondent,
Creator/StephenColbert was the go-to guest host for Creator/JonStewart before he got [[Series/TheColbertReport his own show]]. Nowadays, show, ''[Series/TheColbertReport''. During the show will sometimes go on hiatus when Jon is unavailable instead summer of having a guest host, for example in the run up to the Academy Awards. In mid-2013, however, 2013, John Oliver hosted while Jon was in Iran directing ''Rosewater'', ''Film/{{Rosewater}}'', which helped in earning him his own weekly show on {{Creator/HBO}}, ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver''.''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver''. On October 8, 2014, Jason Jones and Samantha Bee co-hosted after Jon suddenly became ill.
** Since ''Series/TheDailyShowWithTrevorNoah'', the show will sometimes go on hiatus when Trevor is unavailable instead of having a guest host, for example on November 4, 2015, when he underwent an emergency appendectomy ([[TheShowMustGoOn but he was back]] ''[[TheShowMustGoOn the very next day]]''), and in the run up to the 2016 Academy Awards.
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