Jon Stewart Returning to TV with Series for Apple

Jon Stewart Apple Show

The former Daily Show host has signed a multi-year deal with the streaming service, which has already ordered multiple seasons of his new show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

More than five years since ending his 16-year stint as host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, Jon Stewart is mapping out his return to television.

The series, which was already planned for multiple seasons, will tackle a single issue per episode in "exploring topics that are now part of the national conversation and his advocacy work", according to an official description. Apple said in a statement that each one-hour episode would address a single issue and explore topics related to current events and Stewart's advocacy work. During almost 20 years as host of "The Daily Show", Stewart presided over a show that became, for many viewers, not just a place to go for laughs, but a way to understand politics, social issues and how the media covered them.

The issues also will be discussed in a companion podcast, the company said. Stewart is an executive producer of Colbert's show, and has turned up to make occasional cameo appearances.

A show-runner has not yet been announced.

In 2015, Stewart stepped down and handed the show's hosting duties to Trevor Noah. Since he left "The Daily Show", he has served as an executive producer for "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" and has appeared on other talk shows.



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