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Emmys: 'The Daily Show' Wins Best Variety Series

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Comedy Central’s The Daily Show With Jon Stewart won several Emmy awards in the variety series category including Best Variety/Talk series in Stewart’s final year as host of the late night show.

The series topped ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, HBO's Last Week With John Oliver; CBS' Late Show With David Letterman; Comedy Central's The Colbert Report; and NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Stewart, who retired from the series in August, said in accepting the award: "I will never have this experience again ... you will never have to see me again."

The Daily Show also won for Best Writing In A Variety Series, topping other Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer, Key & Peele and The Colbert Report as well as HBO’s Last Night With John Oliver for the honor.

The Daily Show's Chuck O'Neil also won an Emmy for top Director in a Variety Series.

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.