Jon Stewart Will Be (Kinda) Back For The 2016 Elections!
As we’re all getting used to Trevor Noah’s hosting style on “The Daily Show,” here’s a big bite of good news about the upcoming elections: Jon Stewart has signed a four-year contract with HBO that’ll include Stewart producing short-form digital content for HBO Now and HBO GO. Oh sweet Jesus, yes!
This means that we’ll get a holy trifecta of John Oliver, Trevor Noah, and Jon Stewart to cover what is certain to be harrowing 2016 election cycle. Stewart will be producing videos that will be updated several times throughout the day with a graphics company called OTOY. He may not appear on-screen, but he will be narrating the videos.
The contract with HBO also gives the network the right to option any TV or film that Stewart produces before anyone else gets a shot, which means that we may be seeing even more of him soon. For now, though, he’s happy to stick to just working on a few minutes of screen time at a time. “Appearing on television 22 minutes a night clearly broke me,” he said. “I’m pretty sure I can produce a few minutes of content every now and again.”
The digital shorts will start being released in early 2016.
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