The news was announced today by exec producers Arsenio Hall, John Ferriter and Neal Kendall.
Knoles has worked in the television industry for over two decades, directing programs for PBS, TV ONE, Comedy Central, and others, and working as a technical director with for 3 seasons on American Idol, five seasons of Last Comic Standing, BET Honors, and Comedy Central Roast.
Knoles has directed a wide range of talent including Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Barbra Streisand, Mumford and Sons, Sting, Neil Young, Smokey Robinson, James Taylor, the Foo Fighters, Sheryl Crow, Herbie Hancock, and hosts Jon Stewart, Jack Black, Neil Patrick Harris and Jamie Foxx.
Congrats on the new gig Mr Knoles. I hope it's lengthy stay.