Some time ago Comedy Central took Jordan Klepper off of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at about the same time the were looking for a new half-hour comedy show to put on after The Daily Show, to fill the empty spot left by the cancellation of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. Then, nine month ago they started airing The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, an parody show spoofing the Alex Jones-style of broadcast. Now, they've cancelled The Opposition just as they announced that there will be a new, weekly half-hour show featuring the host traveling around the country and interviewing everyday people (or something) and that show will be hosted by… Jordan Klepper. Coincidence or conspiracy?
The Opposition with Jordan Klepper will air its final episode on Thursday, June 28th with the new series starting production this summer with a likely 2019 debut. It's expected that Klepper will take much of The Opposition's staff with him to the new series.
"I couldn't be more proud of the staff that we have at The Opposition," Klepper said in a statement, "and the new show is going to have people from The Opposition and the talent that we have there is going to help build this show as well."
No word on how Comedy Central will fill the slot after The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.