Apple Orders 2 Seasons of Morning Show Drama Starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston

That very tempting scripted
TV project
about morning news shows starring Jennifer
Aniston and Reese Witherspoon of course got picked up, and
Apple was the bidding war winner.

Apple seems confident in its shiny new acquisition as it has
green-lit the series for two seasons, or 20 episode, The
Guardian

reported
on Wednesday. Aside from starring, Aniston and
Witherspoon will executive produce and co-own the show with
Michael Ellenberg’s Media Res production company. It’s too bad
the two can’t split awards trophies too! That’s just the kind
of show this is shaping up to be.

House of Cards’ Jay Carson will write and executive
produce the series, Amazon’s second straight-to-series order,
the other one being Steven Spielberg’s Amazing
Stories
.

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Not many details about the show are known except that it will
be about morning shows, the “larger New York
media scene
,” and “unique challenges faced by the women
(and men) who carry out this daily television ritual” (per
The Hollywood Reporter). So, we’ve definitely got
women, (men), the news, and the mornings in the mix.

If it’s not already abundantly clear, the project still has a
long way to go before it is completed and then you are watching
it. The Hollywood Reporter
put it
this way: “as for how racy it will be, that’s still
to be determined.” Also, the words! As of this moment it’s a
series without a script.

It also doesn’t have a name yet, but if this morning show drama
is called anything other than Wake Me Up Inside, I’ll be a
little pissed.

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