Apple is bringing Jon Stewart again to TV. Stewart will host a brand new sequence for Apple TV Plus that may characteristic targeted seems at his advocacy work and “subjects which can be at present a part of the nationwide dialog,” Apple mentioned in a press launch asserting the sequence.
The present sounds a bit like John Oliver’s Final Week Tonight: every episode will run for an hour and deal with a single subject. Apple refers to it as a “present affairs sequence.” There’ll even be a companion podcast, although Apple declined to say who can be internet hosting the audio present.
Stewart’s new sequence doesn’t at present have a reputation or a launch date. The Hollywood Reporter says the present is anticipated to start out subsequent 12 months, and it says the episodes received’t come out on a nightly or weekly foundation. Apple says the present will run for a number of seasons, but it surely doesn’t say what number of episodes can be included in every run.
The deal may very well be a giant one for Apple. Stewart turned a political and comedic icon throughout his run at The Day by day Present and launched the careers of a number of different comedians. There’s seemingly an viewers for his return — though he’ll face a really totally different media panorama in the present day: one the place he’s competing with lots of his former colleagues and the place the kind of sarcastic political humor he pioneered is way simpler to come back by.
Apple additionally signed a first-look cope with Stewart and his manufacturing firm, that means different movies or exhibits involving Stewart may come to the service sooner or later.