After 5 years out of the TV highlight, Jon Stewart could have his personal present once more.
The previous anchor of “The Each day Present” has reached a deal to host a present affairs sequence for Apple TV+, the corporate introduced on Tuesday.
Apple TV+ stated it had ordered the sequence for a number of seasons. It can function one-hour episodes, every devoted to a single subject. Apple didn’t describe the format — whether or not it will be an interview sequence or one thing nearer to John Oliver’s weekly HBO sequence — or specify what number of episodes it will have per season. Apple didn’t set a premiere date, both.
However Apple did say that Mr. Stewart’s new present “will discover subjects which are at the moment a part of the nationwide dialog and his advocacy work.” Mr. Stewart has been outspoken concerning the September 11th Sufferer Compensation Fund, as an illustration.
Mr. Stewart left Comedy Central’s “The Each day Present” in 2015 after a deliriously profitable run that began in 1999. His model of the present received the Emmy for finest speak or selection sequence 11 instances. Within the years since he left, he has returned to tv sporadically with appearances on Stephen Colbert’s CBS late evening present (Mr. Stewart is a producer on that sequence).
Mr. Stewart has been off the air for nearly the whole lot of President Trump’s unbelievable political rise (his ultimate episode of “The Each day Present” taped a few hours before Mr. Trump’s debut at the first Republican debate in August 2015). In the time since, late night has been reshaped and has benefited from anti-Trump point of view.
Trevor Noah has successfully put his own imprint on “The Daily Show.” Mr. Colbert is the most-viewed host in late night. And Mr. Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” has won the Emmy for best talk show for five consecutive years.
Mr. Stewart had previously made a deal with HBO in 2015 to make a topical animated series that never came to fruition. Eighteen months into his deal with HBO, the network said there “technical issues in terms of production and distribution that proved too difficult.”
Mr. Stewart wrote and directed the film “Irresistible,” which starred Steve Carell and Rose Byrne and debuted in June. It received decidedly mixed reviews.
The Apple TV+ present can be produced by Mr. Stewart’s Busboy Productions, in addition to Richard Plepler’s Eden Productions. Mr. Plepler, who was chief government of HBO when the community made Mr. Stewart’s deal, has had a manufacturing take care of Apple TV+ since late final yr. Mr. Stewart’s longtime supervisor, James Dixon, may also be a producer on his sequence.