Apple TV + has announced the official title of Jon Stewart’s upcoming news series, “The problem with Jon Stewart. The show is currently slated to debut on AppleTV + in the fall and is the first project to come out of a multi-year partnership with Stewart and AppleTV. The series is also Stewart’s return to television, having left “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” in 2015.
“The Problem with Jon Stewart” is a multi-season, one-hour, one-issue series that will explore topics that are currently part of the national conversation and his advocacy work. Each season of the series will be explored in more detail in a companion podcast to continue the discussion.
The show will be hosted and produced by Stewart through his Busboy Productions. The series is produced by showrunner Brinda Adhikari, longtime Stewart manager James Dixon, and Richard Plepler through his EDEN productions, which has an exclusive global production agreement with Apple. Chelsea Devantez is chief writer and Lorrie Baranek is the executive in charge of production.
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Apple TV + has also partnered with Stewart and its Busboy Productions on a first-look deal on what projects to produce and develop for the service. Stewart joins fellow storytellers Oprah Winfrey, Malala Yousafzai, Idris Elba, Alfonso Cuaron, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kerry Ehrin, Moshe Zonder, Alon Aranya, Jason Katims, Lee Eisenberg, Monica Beletsky, Tracy Oliver, Sharon Horgan, Alena Smith and Simon Kinberg on the platform.
Stewart’s first-look deal is not unique to Apple, the company also has comprehensive and first-look deals with several other production companies, including Martin Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions; Appian Way, the film and television production company founded by Leonardo DiCaprio and co-directed by Jennifer Davisson; Images of Idris Elba’s green door; Scott Free Productions by Ridley Scott; A24 and Imagine documentaries.
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