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Jon Stewart's HBO Show May Appear in Time for the Election



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    AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 28: Host Jon Stewart at "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" covers the Midterm elections in Austin with "Democalypse 2014: South By South Mess" at ZACH Theatre on October 28, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

    Jon Stewart, former host of 'The Daily Show' on Comedy Central, will reportedly be back contributing to another regular television series before the election this fall.

    Julia Brucculieri of the Huffington Post reported that HBO Programming Chief, Casey Bloys, is optimisitc that Stewart's new animated parody show with HBO (which has not officially been given a name or air-date) is scheduled to premier this fall, likely by October.

    While 'The Daily Show', a satirical news show that covers current events and politics with humor, has continued to air with new host Trevor Noah; Stewart's 16-year run made him a large brand with a passionate following. Some of his fans believe that even though The Daily Show's original intent was comedy, under Stewart's guidance it became a more accurate news source than some of the more journalistic-centered programs on CNN, Fox News, or MSNBC.

    Stewart himself has criticized CNN for featuring "partisan-hacks" and Fox news of distorting the news to fit a conservative agenda, which he believes has contributed to the decay of American journalism.

    Those who are longing for Stewart's political honesty and "straight-forwardness" may not have to wait long though, which should be music to their ears seeing as this is one of the more polarizing elections in the modern era of U.S. politics. Stewart's show will join a lineup of HBO shows focused on addressing current events, which currently includes Real Time with Bill Maher and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. 

    Only time will tell if Stewart's comedic-writing skills will be as effective for an animated show as it was for his daily TV show, but before that Stewart's fans will spend their time waiting for the show to be released. Regardless, the show will only add another wrinkle to what has already been a historic and strange election cylce that still has 100 days remaining. 

    Waiting should not be an issue.