Jon Stewart’s return to “The Daily Show” after a nearly decade-long hiatus comes after the cancellation of his Apple TV+ show “The Problem With Jon Stewart” last October. In a recent interview with “CBS Mornings,” Stewart revealed the reason behind Apple’s decision to end his show, citing concerns that his commentary might lead to trouble.
Stewart expressed his desire to provide commentary on the 2024 US presidential election and other pressing issues, but Apple felt uncomfortable with the potential controversy. He humorously remarked on his age and the relevance of his perspective, emphasizing his intention to offer entertaining insights rather than exert political influence.
The decision to rejoin “The Daily Show” marks a new chapter for Stewart, who faced editorial disputes with Apple over the direction of his previous show. Now back at Comedy Central, Stewart aims to engage younger viewers and make sense of the political landscape as the country enters the election season.
Network executives welcome Stewart’s return, recognizing his significance as a voice of his generation. Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of Showtime and MTV Entertainment Studios, expressed gratitude for Stewart’s contribution to Comedy Central’s lineup, highlighting his ability to help viewers navigate the complexities of American politics.
“The Daily Show” will resume airing on Monday nights at 11 p.m. ET on Comedy Central, with episodes available on Paramount+ the following day. Stewart’s comeback offers an opportunity for fans to enjoy his unique brand of humor and insightful commentary once again.