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It's Official: Jon Stewart Is Making His Triumphant Return To Television

Source - 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 via his production company, Busboy Productions. 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.

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In the words of Kenny Powers, "finally motherfucker." Five years without Jon Stewart in arguably the most hostile political climate of our lifetime has been too long. The coverage is stale, the jokes are old, and the perspective is the same. I don't know what direction his new show will take, but I'm sure whatever he decides to cover will be interesting. Why? Because he's actually funny. He started as a comedian and worked his way up to the top by being authentically hilarious. By writing well thought-out jokes, surrounding himself with funny people, and executing day in and day out. He also left at the height of his career which is rare for a guy with his level of success.

I remember working on The Larry Wilmore Show with his former executive producer Rory Albanese and being shocked by funny he was. Which is why I included all the executive producer nods in the original article- because they're the same guys he came up with. Those are they guy's he's going to be bouncing ideas off of and they have a track record of being funny. That's not something you forget how to do...

It'll be interesting to see how much money he made off of the deal. Chances are Apple threw him the bag. It's not like they can't afford it. Regardless, I'm pumped Jon Stewart is coming back and you should be too.