Jennifer Aniston returns to TV alongside Reese Witherspoon for new show about the cutthroat world of morning television

Christopher Hooton
Wednesday 08 November 2017 23:21 GMT

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Jennifer Aniston will make her first TV series regular appearance since Friends ended more than a decade ago with a new show about the lives of people who work in morning chat shows.

Aniston and Reese Witherspoon will star in and executive produce the show, which is being written by House of Cards' Jay Carson and has been picked up on a straight-to-series, two-season order by Apple.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will offer 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."

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.

House of Cards' Carson will also showrun the series, which reunites Aniston and Witherspoon for the first time on screen since they played sisters in Friends.

This is Apple's second straight-to-series order, following Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories.

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