Jon Stewart is coming back on TV this fall. After 6 years off the air, the acclaimed comedian will star in The Problem with Jon Stewart exclusively on Apple TV+.
This is his first show since The Daily Show with Jon Stewart came to a close in 2015 after winning twenty Emmy Awards.
Apple says Stewart’s new project will be a multiple season, one-hour, single-issue series exploring topics that are currently part of the national conversation and his advocacy work. He’s taken on several causes over the years, including providing health care and benefits for 9/11 emergency workers, and also protecting veterans’ health benefits.
His upcoming show will apparently have much in common with Last Week Tonight starring John Oliver, who used to be a contributor to The Daily Show.
The Apple TV+ series will be accompanied by a companion podcast to continue the discussion. Pairing shows and podcasts is something Apple is also doing with The Line, a true crime series.
A specific premiere date for the series wasn’t announced. Nor how many episodes there will be per season.
Jon Stewart is an Apple TV+ exclusive
When it debuts, watching The Problem with Jon Stewart will require a $4.99-per-month subscription to Apple TV+. But the service offers much more that tongue-in-cheek political commentary. There are sit-coms, mysteries, thrillers, crime dramas, sci-fi and much more.
And there could be further shows from Stewart. Apple TV+ signed a first-look deal with his production company, Busboy Productions, on projects that might be developed for the video streaming service.