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TV News: Oliver, Red, Poirot, Promos

By Garth Franklin Friday November 15th 2013 08:04AM

John Oliver
After nearly eight years on the sries, British comedian John Oliver has quit "The Daily Show" to front his own weekly news talk show on cable channel HBO on Sunday nights.

Oliver took over for "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart for several months earlier this year and was a major success in the part with both critics and audiences. [Source: The BBC]

The Red Band Society
Fox is is adapting acclaimed blackly comic Spanish series "The Red Band Society" for the U.S. market. Margaret Nagle ("Boardwalk Empire") will pen the script and executive produce

The story follows a group of teenager living in a hospital who become unlikely friends as they survive the challenges of growing up under such intense circumstances. [Source: The Live Feed

Poirot
"Curtain," the final ever episode of ITV's long-running adaptation of all of Agatha Christie's "Poirot" works, pulled in an average of 5.2 million viewers in the UK on Wednesday night. Reviews were also strong for the finale, and effusive in their praise for star David Suchet who has played the role since 1989. [Source: BBC]

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