For fans of talk show host Jon Stewart, you will be happy to hear that he is headed back to TV. The Hollywood Reporter made the announcement that the comedian has made a multi year first look agreement with Apple TV+. The show will be a current events series that will be exploring “a host of topics at the center of both the national conversation.”
The show has yet to be named, but it was revealed that it will feature hourlong episodes with an accompanying podcast that allows the conversation to continue. News of the podcast showrunner has yet to be provided.
Stewart himself is set to be executive producer of the series under Busboy Productions (his own personal productions company). James Dixon, his longtime manager will also be involved alongside Richard Pleper, the former HBO chief. At this time, no information has been released whether Stewart is working on multiple different projects with Apple TV+.
Its been 5+ years since Jon Stewart made his retirement from The Daily Show and handed the torch to Trevor Noah. During his 16-year reign as host, executive producer and writer of the show, he has won several awards including Critic’s Choice Awards, 2 GLAAD Media awards, 20 Emmy Awards and a few Grammys. He was also responsible for launching the careers of several different comedians and revolutionized the genre of Late-night comedy.
Stewart, since leaving has found his publicity from being a social change activist, most famously pushing for extensions of the Sept. 11th Victims Compensation Fund.
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