Jon Stewart will be making his return to TV with his new show called “The Problem with Jon Stewart” on Apple TV +. This highly anticipated show will be part of a multi-year deal between Apple and Jon Stewart and will feature 1-hour episodes, and span across multiple seasons. Each episode in the show will focus on a single issue trending in the United States and will be accompanied by a companion podcast.
The show was announced last October, but it has only been given a title now. Earlier in February, Stewart hired former CBS News veteran Brinda Adhikar to be the showrunner for the new series.
“The Problem with Jon Stewart” will debut in 2021 on Apple TV+
Jon Stewart is an Emmy-award-winning TV host, popularly known for his satirical news show “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”, which ran for over 20 years on Comedy Central. Ever since the show ended, Jon Stewart signed a deal with HBO to work on a show, but it got postponed a few times before getting canceled. His show on Apple TV+ will mark his long-awaited return to prime time.
“The Problem with Jon Stewart” will be executive produced by Stewart through this company Busboy Productions. Apple TV+ has also signed a partnership deal with Stewart and Busboy Productions for a first-look deal for projects to be produced and developed for the streaming video service.
Apple TV+ has been steadily growing its catalog of original content with the addition of award-winning talent. The video streaming service is available in over 100-countries, and more than 1 billion devices, including iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and Smart TVs from Samsung, LG, and Sony. The service is also available on set-top boxes like Roku and Chromecast with Google TV, as well as popular gaming consoles including Xbox and PlayStation.
If you buy a new Apple device, you can get a free 1-year trial. The regular subscription is available for $4.99 per month and is also available as part of Apple One subscription plans.