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Enlarge /. Jon Stewart appears on a segment of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert after retiring from the Daily Show.
Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart has signed a multi-year deal with Apple TV + to write, play and produce a recent show that Apple and Stewart are expected to run for multiple seasons, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter .
Comedian and commentator Jon Stewart gave up his role as host on Comedy Central The Daily Show five years ago – just a year before his audience would have wanted him most, many watched.
Since then, he's filmed the occasional small and infrequent sections of his former colleague Stephen Colbert's The Late Show on CBS, has appeared in a number of media interviews, has made a film, and has done a comedy tour with current colleague Dave Chapelle. Most of the time, however, he has led family life on his New Jersey farm.
This would be Stewart's first regular TV engagement after his apparent retirement in 2015. The Hollywood Reporter describes Apple's deal with Stewart as "an expansive, multi-year deal" that will give Apple a dibs on other projects Stewart may develop.
According to the report, the new show will be in an hour-long format, and each episode will focus on a specific topic of public interest. THR also says Stewart will be "back in the anchor chair," suggesting the show will maintain the news desk format of the Daily Show (now hosted by Trevor Noah) and its now many imitators.
The series is expected to appear next year.