Jon Stewart signs four-year deal with HBO
“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.”
That's what Jon Stewart said about his new four-year, exclusive production deal with HBO.
Less than three months after signing off the Daily Show, Stewart will begin working on digital short projects for apps HBO Now and HBO Go, developing “timely short-form digital content” that will be refreshed several times a day and will “view current events through his unique prism.”
The deal with HBO also includes an option for a TV series and other projects, according to the network.
“Jon Stewart led a revolution that changed the face of TV comedy on the Daily Show,” said HBO president of programming Michael Lombardo in a press release. “He graced our network nearly 20 years ago, so we’re thrilled to welcome back his immense talents in this next chapter of his career.”