Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston TV Drama Finds Home at Apple

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November 9, 2017

As well as marking Jennifer's first regular small screen gig since Friends, the 20-episode drama will also see the two stars reunite for the first time since they portrayed sisters in the hugely-popular NBC sitcom in 2000.

Additional background for the show will come from Brian Stelter's book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV, which was previously being made into a Lifetime movie. After nearly 15 years away from the small screen, the Friends star is joining her former on-screen sister Reese Witherspoon in an Apple drama about the inner workings of a network morning show. Ms. Aniston and Ms. Witherspoon are also executive producers of the show.

The two actresses are set to co-star in an upcoming series that gives an inside look at the lives and unique challenges of morning talk show hosts. The project marks Aniston's major return to TV since Friends ended in 2004. It will be produced by Media Res, a studio founded by former HBO executive Michael Ellenberg. In addition to Spielberg and Fuller, Amazing Stories is executive produced by Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey and Hart Hanson; and produced by Universal Television and Amblin Television.

In October, it struck a deal with acclaimed director Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television and Comcast Corp. What seems clear, however, is that the announcement is intended to show Apple means business when it comes to making and distributing original content.

Jennifer Aniston is coming back to television, almost 14 years after the actress wrapped up her star-launching role on NBC's "Friends".

Carson, repped by Management 360, has been with Netflix's House of Cards for the past three years, serving as a supervising producer and political consultant.

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