Jon Stewart Off The Air After Reported 'Creative' Problems With Apple

"The Problem With Jon Stewart," which premiered six years after Stewart's "Daily Show" departure, was reportedly set to start taping new episodes in a matter of weeks.
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Jon Stewart’s show on Apple TV+ has reportedly come to a close on the streaming service as a “result of creative differences,” The New York Times first reported on Thursday.

“The Problem with Jon Stewart” won’t return to Apple TV+ after two seasons of the current events program.

The Emmy-nominated program was set to tape new episodes for a third season in a matter of weeks prior to Apple and Stewart “parting ways,” sources told The New York Times. Variety reported that the decision “was an amicable one.”

Stewart and Apple reportedly had “disagreements” over the program’s topics and guests, with the host telling his staff Thursday that “potential show topics” tied to China and artificial intelligence sparked concern among Apple executives, sources told the Times.

The longtime “Daily Show” host reportedly made the decision to take off from the program “rather than have his hands tied” as he sought creative control.

Apple has yet to make an official announcement on the future of the program. It’s unclear whether Stewart would be able to revive the program at another network.

HuffPost has reached out to Apple, which has not yet responded.

“The Problem,” which premiered in 2021 following a multi-year deal with Apple, featured a range of topics covered by Stewart and his guests including gun control, racism and incarceration.

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