'Daily Show' Showrunner Rory Albanese to Exit

The seven-year veteran of the Comedy Central program departs for a deal with Warner Bros. TV.
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Rory Albanese

The Daily Show is losing showrunner Rory AlbaneseThe Hollywood Reporter confirms that the seven-year veteran of the Comedy Central flagship, an executive producer the last five, will depart the series Thursday.

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Albanese's replacement has yet to be decided, but the series is expected to promote from within. His departure coincides with a two-scripted development deal with Warner
Bros. TV -- and one project is already in the works with CBS.

Albanese will write and executive produce the multicamera comedy, set in a family-owned drugstore run by a conservative father and liberal son who are constantly butting heads.

The deal, which sees Albanese moving from New York to Los Angeles, will not derail his current side job as a touring stand-up comedian. Albanese has nine primetime Emmy awards to his name, all for The Daily Show's many best variety series and best writing for variety series wins.

He is repped by CAA.

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