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Jon Stewart and HBO Cancel Planned Digital Animated Project

Project announced in 2016 would have parodied cable news

Jon Stewart and HBO have canceled a planned digital animated project that would have satirized cable news. HBO confirmed in a statement that the project had been shelved, addingthat it intends to continue developing content with the former “The Daily Show” host.

“HBO and Jon Stewart have decided not to proceed with a short form digital animated project. We all thought the project had great potential but there were technical issues in terms of production and distribution that proved too difficult given the quick turnaround and topical nature of the material. We’re excited to report that we have some future projects together which you will be hearing about in the near future.”