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Reese Witherspoon & Jennifer Aniston Are Getting Their Own Morning Show - Sort Of

09 November 2017, 01:38 | Ruben Stone

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Following a battle of the bids between outlets, Apple has nabbed Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon's morning show drama.

Apple has announced a major scripted series, winning a bidding war for an untitled drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston. Brian Stelter's book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV - which was previously in development at Lifetime as a TV movie - will provide additional background for the show, which is based on an original concept by Ellenberg. Producer and host? - but Apple is confident enough to order two 10-episode series right out of the gate, signalling its intent to compete with the likes of Netflix and Amazon.

The Oscar victor comes off of HBO's Emmy-award winning series Big Little Lies where Witherspoon also produced and starred with Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman.

But it's going to be about the morning TV show industry*, and Apple is going to make at least two seasons of it.

This will serve as Aniston's first regular television role since Friends ended in 2004.

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The company has made a handful of shows already, the most high-profile of which is probably a series version of "Carpool Karaoke", the popular bit from "The Late Late Show with James Corden".

The new series marks a TV reunion for its stars, and Witherspoon seems thrilled.

Apple is also reportedly developing an "Amazing Stories" anthology from executive producer Steven Spielberg.

The show will take an inside look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning, while exploring the unique challenges faced by those working in the industry. What seems clear, however, is that the announcement is intended to show Apple means business when it comes to making and distributing original content. Stelter is serving as a consultant.



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