Jennifer Aniston Making TV Return With Reese Witherspoon
They're starring in and producing a new drama for Apple's streaming service
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 8, 2017 7:24 PM CST
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Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston will star in and produce an untitled behind-the-scenes drama about a TV morning show for the Apple streaming service.   (AP Photo/File)

(Newser) Friends star Jennifer Aniston is coming back to television and she's partnering with Reese Witherspoon, the AP reports. The Apple streaming service said Wednesday the actresses will star in and produce a behind-the-scenes drama series about a TV morning show. The new series marks a TV reunion for its stars: Witherspoon and Aniston played sisters on an episode of Friends. Landing the buzzed-about project represents a coup for Apple, which said it's ordered two seasons but didn't announce the show's title, release date, or whether the shows will be distributed on iTunes or a different platform.

The series was described by Apple as "an inside look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning, exploring the unique challenges faced by the women (and men) who carry out this daily televised ritual." It will draw on Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV by Brian Stelter, CNN senior media correspondent. The 2013 book relates the rivalry between NBC's Today and ABC's Good Morning America. Stelter is a consultant on the drama, and Jay Carson (House of Cards) is writing the pilot and is an executive producer along with Witherspoon and Aniston. The show and Steven Spielberg's reboot of his Amazing Stories anthology series are the first two original dramas ordered by Apple.


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