Carvell (pictured right) has joined the untitled show as exec producer and showrunner. Oliver cut a deal last month to host a topical weekly comedy series for HBO on Sunday nights starting next year.
Carvell has been with “Daily Show” for nearly a decade. He’s collected six Emmys during his tenure, which will end soon as he shifts focus to Oliver’s show.
Oliver, a longtime “Daily Show” correspondent, became a hot property as a solo host following his widely praised summer stint on the anchor desk while Stewart took a hiatus to direct a feature film.
Carvell is repped by WME, Principato-Young and attorney Ira Schreck.