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Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

'The Daily Show's Jason Jones to Star in NBC Pilot from 'Borat' Co-Writer

Longtime Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones may be moving to network TV in the fall. THR reports that Jones has landed one of the lead roles in Love Is Relative, a single-camera comedy created by Dan Mazer, Sacha Baron Cohen's former writing partner who wrote on Borat, Brüno, and Da Ali G Show. Love Is Relative follows a husband (Jones) and wife (Leslie Bibb) who start to second-guess their marriage when her just-divorced brother (standup Barry Rothbart) moves in with them.

If NBC orders Love Is Relative to series, Jones would leave The Daily Show, where he's been a correspondent since 2005. The Daily Show recently lost correspondents Al Madrigal and John Oliver to NBC's About a Boy and HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, respectively, leaving the show with a slim five-person news team (Jones, Samantha Bee, Aasif Mandvi, Jessica Williams, and newcomer Jordan Klepper). Last season, Jones starred in the ABC pilot Divorce: A Love Story, but it didn't get picked up.