Apple TV+ to launch current affairs series starring former Daily Show host, Jon Stewart

Apple TV+ has a new series underway starring Jon Stewart. Five years after leaving The Daily Show on Comedy Central, Jon Stewart is preparing to make his return to the television with an all-new current affairs series.

The new show comes as part of a multiyear deal Apple recently inked with the company. Reportedly, the Cupertino tech giant is very confident that the new series will be a success, as there are already plans to have it run for multiple seasons.

Jon Stewart to launch current affairs series on Apple TV+

Currently untitled, Stewart’s new show is described as a “current affairs series” that puts Jon Stewart back into the anchor’s seat “as he explores a host of topics at the center of both the national conversation and his own advocacy work.” Along with the show, a companion podcast will also be released to perpetuate further discussions.

The one-hour episodes will center on a single topic and the streaming service has ordered the series for multiple seasons; the company announced on Tuesday.

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The Hollywood Reporter says the show is expected to start next year, and it says the episodes will not come out on a nightly or weekly basis. Apple says the show will run for multiple seasons, but it doesn’t say how many episodes will be included in each run.

Stewart will also executively produce under his Busboy Productions banner. Joining him to produce are his manager James Dixon and former HBO boss Richard Plepler. The search for a showrunner is now underway. Apple and Stewart’s production company Busboy Productions have also signed a first-look deal which will result in even more content for the streaming service in the future.

Stewart is best known for hosting The Daily Show between 1999 and 2015. During that time, he managed to score over 20 Emmy wins with the series taking the gold 10 consecutive years for Outstanding Variety Series. After exiting the show in 2015, Stewart has led a private life, making sporadic appearances on television to talk politics occasionally. This includes reappearing on The Daily Show along with other programs like The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

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