Jon Stewart is headed back to our TV sets.
As part of an expansive, multiyear deal with Apple, the Emmy-drenched former writer, producer and host of The Daily Show is set to front an all-new current affairs series for the streaming service. The show, which will run for multiple seasons, puts Stewart back in the anchor’s chair as he explores a host of topics at the center of both the national conversation and his own advocacy work.
The still-untitled show, which will feature hourlong, single-subject episodes, will be executive produced by Stewart through his company Busboy Productions. In his role as EP, he’ll be joined by his longtime manager James Dixon and former HBO chief Richard Plepler, who via his EDEN Productions also has a rich deal at Apple.
This is great news. Jon Stewart needs to be apart of the greater dialogue around politics and news. I didn't always or even usually agree with him, but I did always feel like he was trying to tell the truth about the news in a way that was consumable and entertaining. It is something that seems like maybe only he is capable of in 2020.
Need more of that AND...now he's doing it in a different format. It won't be the same old style of news show. It sounds kind of, sort of, like an hour long version of Joe Rogan, but the episodes where he has an expert on in a particular field. Jon Stewart doing an hour long deep dive on a particular subject is something we could probably all benefit from. Sit back, laugh, turn on your big boy or girl brain, and try to learn something hopefully without some grander agenda at play.
I wish it wasn't on Apple TV because, well, I don't have Apple TV and I have to draw a line somewhere. I can't have anymore streaming services. Maybe I can cut out Disney+ now that I've seen the Hamilton play like 6 times. I don't know. Anyways, this is good news for the general discourse of our country, hopefully. Anytime someone as smart as Jon Stewart tries to do good and tells the truth re-enters the public square, it's a good thing