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Jon Stewart’s First HBO Project Will Be an Animated Cable News Parody

jon stewartA while ago, HBO revealed Jon Stewart would be joining them for some projects, but there was nothing concrete about his plans. Now we have official confirmation of his first HBO project.

According to TheWrap, HBO programming chief Casey Bloys revealed that Stewart will be doing an “Onion-like” animated cable news parody.

And the kind of animation they’re tinkering with allows for rapid responses to the news of the day:

“It allows him to comment real-time on what’s happening during the day’s news events,” Bloys revealed. “The animation allows him to respond to things very quickly.”

This sounds like a mostly-online effort, but Bloys indicated there would be a TV element to it as well.

And given how excited people got when Stewart returned to TV briefly last week, they might wanna fast-track that.

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