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Jon Stewart Says Apple TV+ Canceled His Show Because ‘They Didn’t Want Me to Say Things That Might Get Me in Trouble’

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Zack Sharf Digital News Director Ahead of his return as host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart stopped by “CBS Mornings” to explain why it was finally time to return to his old job.

Stewart hosted the network’s flagship news show from 1999 to 2015. He’ll now be hosting only Monday episodes throughout the 2024 election cycle.

Stewart said he needed a platform to speak about the upcoming election, which he no longer had after Apple canceled his talk show last year. “I wanted a place to unload thoughts as we get into this election season,” Stewart said. “I thought I was going to do it over at — they call it Apple TV+.

It’s a television enclave, very small. It’s like living in Malibu. But they decided…they felt that they didn’t want me to say things that might get me in trouble.” Variety has reached out to Apple for comment.

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