Apple orders Witherspoon, Aniston drama in TV push

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The show will be Aniston's first regular series role since "Friends" ended in 2004, and Witherspoon's first ever in an ongoing show.

After previously focusing on music-related programs like "Carpool Karaoke: The Series", the news continues to show that Apple is looking to branch out with other content to take on big players like Netflix and Amazon.

The show will boast 10 episodes per season and draw from the book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV, by Brian Stelter.

Apple describes the still-untitled series as "an inside look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning", and the series will explore "the unique challenges faced by the women (and men) who carry out this daily televised ritual".

"House of Cards" vet Jay Carson will serve as executive producer and showrunner on the series, which hails from Michael Ellenberg's Media Res. Aniston and Witherspoon will also executive produce through their Echo Films and Hello Sunshine banners, respectively, and will co-own the series with Ellenberg and Media Res.

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The drama marks the return to TV for former Friends star Aniston and a followup to the Emmy-winning first installment of HBO limited series Big Little Lies for Witherspoon.

Witherspoon guest starred on "Friends" in Season 6 as Aniston's on-screen sister.

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.

Reimagining the original anthology, Amazing Stories, executive produced by Spielberg in partnership with Bryan Fuller, "will transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today's most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers".

Neither show has a premiere date, and it's yet to be seen how Apple's original programming will be available for customers to stream.

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