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Get excited: Jon Stewart is coming back to TV

He signed a four-year production deal with HBO


Anna Silman
November 3, 2015 11:29PM (UTC)

Looks like Jon Stewart misses us just as much as we miss him.

THR reports that the “Daily Show” alum has signed a four-year production deal with HBO, home of his pal John Oliver, that will kick off with the creation of "topical short-form digital content” centered on current events.

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This content will be available on HBO Now and HBO Go and is being considered a prelude to other film and TV projects.

“Jon Stewart led a revolution that changed the face of TV comedy on the ‘Daily Show,’” said HBO president Michael Lombardo. “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.”

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

Jon, we look forward to aggregating your clips with all manner of hyperbolic action verbs very soon.

Check out our video summary of Stewart's deal with HBO:

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