LOS ANGELES (AP) – Jon Stewart returns to TV more than five years after leaving “The Daily Show” host and with a new home with Apple TV +.
Stewart will host a one-hour current affairs series exploring topics of national importance and his advocacy, the streaming service said Tuesday.
He is a passionate supporter of 9/11 military veterans and first responders and last year pressured Congress to pass legislation to help the latter and their families. He and his wife, Tracey, are animal rights advocates.
The series is expected to debut in 2021 – so if Stewart wants to compete in a presidential race, as he liked to do on his long-running Comedy Central show, he’ll have to wait until the 2024 race.
Each season of the show will have an accompanying podcast to “continue the discussion,” Apple TV + said. The platform also has a deal with Stewart and his production company, giving it a chance for other projects for the first time.
Stewart, writer and director of the recent movie “Irresistible” starring Steve Carell and Rose Byrne, is also executive producer for CBS ‘”The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
Stewart will be an executive producer along with the host of his new Apple TV + show, the title of which has yet to be announced.