Jon Stewart Lands New Deal With HBO

jonstewartOnly recently having left  “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart has signed on with HBO in an exclusive four-year production deal.

HBO states “In his first project for HBO under the new deal, Stewart will view current events through his unique prism. Working with the pioneering cloud graphics company OTOY Inc., he is developing new technology that will allow him 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.”

The deal also includes a first-look option for other film and TV ventures.

In moving to HBO, Stewart is following in the footsteps of John Oliver, a former correspondent for The Daily Show who now has his own weekly show at the cable network.

When Stewart announced his plans to leave The Daily Show back in February, he hinted that he had ideas for other projects. But he only gave details about one change to his routine.

“I’m gonna have dinner — on a school night! — with my family, who I have heard from multiple sources are lovely people,” he said.

Since leaving the Comedy Central show, Stewart and his wife, Tracey Stewart, bought a farm in New Jersey, where they look after a range of rescued animals, as Tracey

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