Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon's Morning Show Drama Is Headed to Apple

Posted November 09, 2017

"Home Again", Reese Witherspoon's new romantic comedy with Michael Sheen about her return to a 40-year-old single mother celebrated its premiere at the DGA in West Hollywood with a Sunset Tower after party on Tuesday night.

The show doesn't have a name or a proposed air date (though spring of 2019 is a decent bet).

Apple has announced its entry into the scripted-series arena with a splashy announcement Wednesday: The company has ordered two seasons of a drama about a morning TV show starring, executive produced and co-owned (more on that in a few paragraphs) by Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston.

Apple has been all-but-officially interested in the show since it hit the market this summer (so, reportedly, was Netflix).

Apple previously picked up Steven Spielberg's 10-episode reboot of the sci-fi anthology series "Amazing Stories", Variety reported last month. Now its executives politely chalk up those efforts as experiments, and say they're ready to get into TV for real.

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. Based on an original idea by Ellenberg, the series is written and executive produced by Jay Carson (House of Cards), who will serve as showrunner.

However, while details about the morning-show project are vague, given the setting of New York City and the cutthroat world of television news, the show will likely be fairly adult in content.

Since leaving his position as head of drama at HBO, Ellenberg has focused on development and has teamed with Bron Studios to launch Media Res. Amblin Television's Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey and Hart Hanson exec produce the drama from Universal Television.

Aniston, who earned five Emmy nominations and won one for her role as Rachel Green on NBC's Friends, is repped by CAA, Lighthouse Management and Hansen Jacobson.