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‘The Daily Show’ Taps Lewis Black, Roy Wood Jr. and Desi Lydic as Guest Hosts

Trevor Noah’s exit in December, including Lewis Black, Roy Wood Jr. and Desi Lydic.Wood will kick things off, hosting during the week of April 3. After Wood, the following will serve as guest-hosts: Black and Ronny Chieng are also slated to guest host, thought their dates are yet to be announced.The news comes as John Leguizamo is set to wrap up the first round of celebrity guest hosts next week.

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Wheelhouse Launches Joint Venture With Former Food Network Chief Courtney White for Food and Lifestyle Content
Jennifer Maas TV Business WriterJimmy Kimmel and Brent Montgomery’s media company Wheelhouse has taken a stake in former Food Network president Courtney White’s new food and lifestyle-focused production company Butternut Films, which will now be renamed Butternut under the joint venture.As president of Butternut, which was launched when White exited Food Network this spring, White will collaborate with Wheelhouse leadership and across all Wheelhouse divisions — including Wheelhouse Entertainment, marketing arm Wheelhouse Labs, digital division Wheelhouse DNA, and investment department Wheelhouse 360 — “leveraging her deep production and creative expertise in culinary, home, design and lifestyle programming, and her wide-ranging relationships with talent and brands,” per Wheelhouse. Butternut is focused on creating original content for all platforms, “working with a range of established, emerging and home-grown talent.”White and her Butternut team will continue to work out of a clapboard barn on her family’s Southport, Conn., fresh-cut flower farm, Butternut Farm, as well as Wheelhouse’s New York and Los Angeles headquarters, and have full access to Wheelhouse’s large-scale campus in Stamford, Conn., dubbed “The Village.”The Wheelhouse-Butternut joint venture was brokered by Wheelhouse chief strategy officer Ed Simpson.“The single, common element across all successful lifestyle content is passion — talent must project it, creators must harness it, audiences must feel it,” White said.