The collective sigh that swept across the nation after the announcement that Jon Stewart would be leaving “The Daily Show”, could be heard on the other side of the globe. Well, cheer up and get ready because Jon Stewart is heading back to the T.V. screen sooner than you think.
The television icon is returning to late night after inking a four year deal with HBO, the imprint which was the birth of his Jon Stewart: Unleavened Series, and the place where he hosted George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy. Under the new deal, Stewart will be showcasing a series of short-form digital content spread across the premium cable network’ HBO Now, HBO Go as well as other platforms.
Jon Stewart led a revolution that changed the face of TV comedy on the Daily Show,” said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo in a release announcing the news Tuesday. “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.”
With almost two decades under his belt as the host of The Daily Show, which received an astounding 23 Emmys, you can rest assured that the upcoming series will be nothing short of amazing to watch.