For fans of Jon Stewart who miss his witty, acerbic and often spot-on commentary and view of the world, and who’ve wanted to see him back on TV ever since he departed “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, your prayers have been answered. Stewart signed a multiyear, expansive deal with Apple, and part of his new role will be hosting an all-new current affairs series for the streamer. Stewart is set to anchor the show for multiple seasons and will explore the topics that stir the national conversation on a daily basis.
Stewart’s new show will be nothing like his old one. The Apple version will feature hourlong, single-subject episodes, allowing deep dives for the socially conscious star.
It’s a smart and strong move for Apple, based on Stewart’s track record. He won an incredible 20 Emmys with “The Daily Show,” including 10 straight in the Outstanding Variety Series category.
He’s been off the air for the past five years, and the only times Stewart would show up lately are through the occasional PR appearances for a new project or for the advocacy work he did on behalf of 9/11 first responders and wounded military veterans.
Apple has now signed two of the biggest stars in television, with Stewart joining Oprah Winfrey and her interview series called “The Oprah Conversation.”