Jon Stewart signs four year deal with HBO

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, former Daily Show host (and part time WWE superstar) Jon Stewart just signed a four year deal with HBO...

Jon Stewart has a new home: HBO.

Stewart has signed a four-year production deal with the premium-cable network and will kick off the pact with the creation of topical short-form digital content.

The deal will see the short-form digital content showcased on HBO Now, HBO Go and other platforms. Also included in the pact is a first-look option for other film and TV ventures.

The first HBO project will see the Daily Show alum work with cloud-graphics company OTOY, Inc. to develop new technology to allow Stewart to produce timely short-form digital content, which will be refreshed on HBO Now multiple times throughout the day. Additional projects will be announced as they are confirmed.

Added Stewart: “Appearing on television 22 minutes a night clearly broke me. I’m pretty sure I can produce a few minutes of content every now and again.”

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Commentary: I am really curious how this all came about.  Stewart leaving The Daily Show was a big deal.  I'm glad that his voice will still be around in some manner, especially with this upcoming Presidential Election.  Jon Stewart has been such a huge weapon in the war against bull****, and it will be great to see him back.   It doesn't seem like he will be hosting a show or anything like that.  They are describing it as a series of short segments for their web apps.  Definitely curious what this will look like!