Jon Stewart heads to Apple TV+ for The Problem with Jon Stewart
Staff Reporter | On 11, Apr 2021
Jon Stewart will return to our TV screens for a new current affairs series, with Apple TV+ officially confirming The Problem with Jon Stewart will arrive later this year.
The new, original series marks the host, writer, producer and director’s return to television since his 20-time Emmy Award-winning run on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart came to a close in 2015. The Problem with Jon Stewart is a multiple season, one-hour, single-issue series which will explore topics that are currently part of the national conversation and his advocacy work. Each season of the series will be further explored in a companion podcast to continue the discussion.
The show will be hosted and executive produced by Stewart through his Busboy Productions. The series is executive produced by showrunner Brinda Adhikari, Stewart’s longtime manager James Dixon, and Richard Plepler through his EDEN Productions, which has an exclusive overall production deal with Apple. Chelsea Devantez is head writer and Lorrie Baranek is the executive in charge of production.
Apple TV+ has also partnered with Stewart and his production company, Busboy Productions, on a first-look deal on projects to be produced and developed for the service. The Problem with Jon Stewart will be the first project hailing from this multi-year partnership.
The Problem with Jon Stewart will premiere in the autumn.