Jon Stewart is set to make his long-awaited return to television screens late next month with a new current affairs series for Apple TV+ titled ‘The Problem with Jon Stewart.’
Officially revealed in early April, the upcoming multiple season, one-hour, single-issue series is set to explore topics that reflect the national conversation and Stewart’s personal advocacy work. Each episode will focus on one given topic, inviting conversation toward a productive path towards action alongside the signature humour from the acclaimed host, writer, producer and director of the multiple EMMY award-winning ‘The Daily Show.’
Hailing from an exclusive first-look deal between Apple TV+ and Jon Stewart’s Busboy Productions, the series is being produced by showrunner Brenda Adhikari, Stewart’s long-time manager James Dixon, and Richard Plepler through EDEN Productions, which is also tied to an exclusive overall production deal with Apple. Chelsea Devantez is the show’s head writer whilst Lorrie Baranek is supervising producer.
The upcoming weekly show which features segments in front of a live studio audience - filmed in New York - will debut alongside a companion audio podcast of the same name. The podcast - which can be followed on Apple Podcasts ready for its debut episode - will feature Jon, staff and expert guests for nuanced discussions, updates on action items, and the airing of grievances from writers over jokes that didn't make the show.
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