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Jon Stewart Animated Series to Launch on HBO


Jon Stewart is returning to TV this fall in a way you’ve never seen him before. The ex Daily Show host is coming to HBO in an animated series this fall, just in time for election time. This is significant because the series is being described as a new parody style show.

According to HBO programming president Casey Bloys, “It’s an animated parody of a cable news network. It’s Onion-like, with video and text. It’s very much Jon’s voice and tone.”

Unlike typical animated programs, the cartoons will use modern technology to ‘live draw’ the segments, allowing Stewart “to comment on events in real time.”  Similar to what’s done currently on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show, in which the host interviewing cartoon versions of Hillary Clinton and Trump live on the show.