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Jon Stewart, HBO Sign Production Deal

Four-year deal kicks off with short-form digital content

Jon Stewart has signed a four-year first look production deal with HBO, the company announced Tuesday.

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 statement. “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.”

For his first project, Stewart will work with the cloud graphics company OTOY Inc. 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.

“I’m so excited to be working with Richard [Plepler], Michael and the entire HBO family,” said 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.”

This marks Stewart’s first major deal since he stepped down as host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” this summer.

Stewart is represented by WME and Dixon Talent.