It’s been over five years since Jon Stewart made his departure from The Daily Show. And while he teased at the idea of making a return to television previously, today, it was made official.
It’s been announced that Jon Stewart will host a current affairs show on Apple+. So far, there’s little we know about the show, other than it will put him back behind the desk, be an hour in length, and already has been picked up for “multiple seasons”. That last one seems like a particularly no brainer. The show will also be executive produced by Stewart and his longtime manager, James Dixon as well as former HBO chief Richard Plepler.
Since leaving The Daily Show, Stewart has made a detour into directing with 2014’s Rosewater and this year’s Irresistible, the latter of which starred former Daily Show correspondent turned movie star Steve Carrell. And even during this period, we knew that, before long, he’d be back. And we’re so happy he is!