“The Problem With Jon Stewart,” was apparently too much of a problem for Apple TV+.
The tech giant-powered streaming platform has canceled the weekly current affairs series hosted by the Emmy Award-winning late night trailblazer.
According to the New York Times, Stewart and Apple had disagreements over proposed topics for the third season, including A.I. and China.
Apple has “relied on a vast manufacturing network” in China to mass-produce its products, CNN reported in 2022.
Launched in 2021, “The Problem” took on polarizing topics such as racism, climate change, mass incarceration, and gun control during its two seasons. The one-hour series was part of a multi-year, first-look deal between Apple and Stewart — marking his first TV project since leaving “The Daily Show” in 2015.
For 16 years, the New York City-born funnyman hosted the Comedy Central comedy news show, which propelled the careers of politically-focused comedians Stephen Colbert, John Oliver and Samantha Bee.
“The Daily Show” won 20 Emmy Awards and two Peabody Awards while Stewart was at the helm. Its 10 consecutive wins for Best Variety Series made Emmy history.
Stewart signed the deal with Apple and his production company, Busboy Productions, in 2020.
“The Problem With Jon Stewart,” filmed in front of a live studio audience in New York City, was nominated for five Emmy Awards, including one this year for outstanding talk series.