Jon Stewart to Make New Series for Apple TV Plus

Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart (Image credit: Jay L. Clendenin_LA Times)

 Jon Stewart will return to TV as host of a new current affairs series for Apple TV Plus.

Stewart, who won 20 Emmys as host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, has signed a first-look deal with the streaming service.

The new show, which will consist of hour-long episodes looking at a single issue, will be produced by Stewart’s Busboy Productions and former HBO exec Richard Plepler’s Eden Productions, which has an exclusive production deal with Apple TV Plus.

Stewart’s longtime manager James Dixon will also serve as an executive producer.  

Jon has been business editor of Broadcasting+Cable since 2010. He focuses on revenue-generating activities, including advertising and distribution, as well as executive intrigue and merger and acquisition activity. Just about any story is fair game, if a dollar sign can make its way into the article. Before B+C, Jon covered the industry for TVWeek, Cable World, Electronic Media, Advertising Age and The New York Post. A native New Yorker, Jon is hiding in plain sight in the suburbs of Chicago.