Jon Stewart is returning to the world of news with a current affairs series at Apple, Variety has confirmed.
The show is part of a multi-year first-look deal the former “Daily Show” host has signed with the streamer. Apple has ordered multiple seasons of the new show right out of the gate. The one-hour series will explore a single topic with each episode, with each topic being part of current national events as well as Stewart’s advocacy work. Each season will be accompanied by a companion podcast.
In addition to hosting, Stewart will executive produce through his Busboy Productions. Former HBO boss Richard Plepler will also executive produce through his EDEN Productions, which has an overall production deal with Apple. Stewart’s longtime manager James Dixon will also serve as an executive producer.
Stewart broke ground with his comedic political commentary as the host of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Comedy Central, a role that he held for over 16 years. The show received 56 Emmy nominations during that time, winning 20. Its 10 consecutive wins for best variety series represent the category’s longest streak in Emmy history. “The Daily Show” also received two Peabody Awards during his tenure.
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