The world of late night television gets another shock: Jason Jones announced on Tuesday that he will be leaving "The Daily Show."
"After 9 7 1/2 years, I have worked on one of the greatest TV shows of all time," Jones tweeted on Tuesday. "But ... It is time for me to go."
Jones will be producing, writing and starring in an untitled sitcom which was picked up by TBS on Tuesday. His wife, fellow "Daily Show" correspondent Samantha Bee, will co-write. A representative for Comedy Central told Vulture that Bee will "remain with the show."
The news of Jones' exit comes just weeks after anchor Jon Stewart announced his departure after 17 years at the helm of "The Daily Show." Bee, who has been there since 2003, and Jones are currently the show's two longest-serving correspondents.