Apple’s The Problem with Jon Stewart to debut on 30th September
James R | On 02, Sep 2021
Jon Stewart is heading to Apple TV+ this September for a new current affairs show.
The Problem with Jon Stewart will see the former host of The Daily Show take a deep dive on the issues affecting us most. Each episode will be dedicated to a single different topic, with Stewart in discussion with the people who are impacted by it — as well as those who have a hand in creating the impact. Together, they will discuss tangible steps that can lead to a solutionary path forward.
The Apple Original series will also feature a companion podcast that will extend the conversation from each episode, featuring staff members from across the show who will bring audiences interviews with activists in the space, the facts on the issues and, yes, jokes.
The Problem with Jon Stewart series will premiere on 30th September. It will release new episodes every other week on Thursdays, while the series’ official podcast will introduce new episodes every week on Apple Podcasts.
The Problem with Jon Stewart is available on Apple TV+, as part of a £4.99 monthly subscription, with a seven-day free trial. For more information on Apple TV+ and how to get it, click here.
Jon Stewart heads to Apple TV+ for The Problem with Jon Stewart
11th April 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.