For current events series

Brenda Watkins
October 28, 2020

Stewart, who parted ways with "The Daily Show" in 2015 after almost 16 years on Comedy Central's signature program, will launch a current affairs series for Apple.

The former host of The Daily Show has signed a multi-year deal with Apple TV+ to host and executive produce a new as-yet untitled current affairs series, the iPhone maker announced Tuesday (local time) in the US.

A show-runner has not yet been announced.

But the report says that each hourlong episode of the show, for which Stewart will serve as executive producer, will be devoted to a single issue. The platform also has a deal with Stewart and his production company that gives it first shot at other projects.

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As part of a multi-year deal, Stewart will host and executive produce current affairs program for the almost year-old streaming service.

Stewart's irreverent brand of political and media satire made him a beloved figure on television with influence far beyond the 2 to 3 million nightly audience of "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central. Many former Daily Show correspondents have went on to success in the world of political TV comedy, including Stephen Colbert, John Oliver and Samantha Bee. Though Stewart was known to sometimes resist the idea that "The Daily Show" was an essential news source, polls showed that was in fact the case, particularly for left-leaning fans.

The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report the news.

In addition to "The Daily Show", Stewart is known for writing and directing the movies "Rosewater" and "Irresistible", and has been active in supporting the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Bill, as well as working on issues involving wounded veterans.

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