HBO cancels collaboration with Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart isn't making a return to TV after all.

The comedian's highly anticipated show with HBO is canceled.

Citing technical issues, HBO and Stewart announced in a joint statement that they won't move forward with the short-form digital animated project.

Sources say the news, which was first reported by the New York Times, came as a surprise to some considering the show got so much interest.

HBO says it still has some future projects planned with the former host.