'Daily Show' Executive Producer Josh Lieb Steps Down to Pen NBC Sitcom

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Steve Bodow, Jennifer Flanz and Jim Margolis are promoted to co-executive producers of Jon Stewart's Comedy Central show.


The executive producer of The Daily Show, Josh Lieb, is stepping down after four years. He'll move to Los Angeles to pen and executive produce a workplace comedy for Warner Bros and NBC. 

The multi-camera sitcom is set at a rental car agency in Dallas. Lieb wrote in an email that the project is a return to his roots: "It deals with younger people who are moving their way up in the new economy, older people who have changed careers and are arresting their fall in that same new economy, and people who have plateaued and are just plain happy to have a job in this economy. Plus, all the lunatics walking through the doors to rent cars."

Steve Bodow, Jennifer Flanz and Jim Margolis were promoted to co-executive producers of The Daily Show following Lieb's departure, Jon Stewart announced Tuesday.

Tim Carvell has been named head writer and Pam DePace a supervising producer.

Lieb has overseen ratings gains; the Comedy Central show beat Jay Leno's Tonight Show and David Letterman's Late Show in November.

He also contributed to Earth (The Book) as an editor and writer.

Lieb is repped by Greg Hodes at WME.

Marisa Guthrie contributed to this report.