Apple TV+ Show 'The Problem With Jon Stewart' Reportedly Canceled

Apple TV+ show "The Problem With Jon Stewart" has been canceled because of "creative differences" between Stewart and Apple executives, reports The New York Times.

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Members of the show's staff were informed about its end on Thursday, according to several people with knowledge of the situation, just a couple of weeks before episodes for the third season were scheduled to begin.

The editorial disagreements reportedly revolved around some of the planned guests on "The Problem," as well as potential show topics related to China and artificial intelligence that were causing concern among Apple executives. Apple did not respond to NYT's request for comment.

Apple in 2020 secured a multi-year deal with the writer, producer, and former host of "The Daily Show", which saw Stewart return to television following his 2015 retirement.

The name of the show, "The Problem with Jon Stewart," is a nod to the issues that Stewart explored on the current affairs new series, with topics in the 20 episodes ranging from what's in the national conversation to issues that are part of Stewart's advocacy work.

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Top Rated Comments

unregbaron Avatar
6 weeks ago
Hahah! - think different?... as long as it's not too different...
Score: 122 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iZac Avatar
6 weeks ago
Here's to the sensible ones,
the conformists,
the docile,
the peacemakers,
the round pegs in the round holes.
They're fond of rules,
and they have the utmost respect for the status quo.

Score: 107 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DFZD Avatar
6 weeks ago
Not surprised at all. Jon has been always accused of talking sense. But in today’s highly polarised world there are very few buyers for such centrist sensibilities.
Score: 103 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ApostolisApo Avatar
6 weeks ago
it has felt weird from the beginning for Apple, a tech company, to take the role of an entertainment/ culture actor. You will inadvertently end up in conflicts like these. Apple should provide the means to consume culture, not produce culture themselves...
Score: 58 Votes (Like | Disagree)
technole Avatar
6 weeks ago
Tim Apple probably was given the tap on the shoulder while he was in mainland China.
Score: 58 Votes (Like | Disagree)
filmantopia Avatar
6 weeks ago
A major loss. Those interviews were fantastic. There is no journalism out there like what Stewart was doing in terms of holding the powerful accountable. Bummer Apple couldn’t allow Stewart the editorial freedom he ought to have.
Score: 48 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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