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October 24, 2018

Steve Carell to Star in Apple’s Morning Show Drama Alongside Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston

by John_A

Steve Carell, best known for his stint on “The Office,” is joining Apple’s morning show drama, where he will star alongside Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, reports Variety.

Since the U.S. version of “The Office” ended in 2013, Carell has starred in a number of movies, but the morning show drama will mark his first return to television.

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Apple’s morning show drama was one of the first television projects that it greenlit, and details on the show first surfaced in November 2017.

Set to star Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, the show, which is still unnamed as of yet, is based on Brian Stelter’s non-fiction book “Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV.” It will explore the drama-filled lives of the men and women who star on morning talk shows.

Carell will play Mitch Kessler, a morning show anchor who is “struggling to maintain relevance in a changing media landscape,” according to Variety.

Apple has already signed on for two 10-episode seasons of the show, which is also being produced by Aniston and Witherspoon.

Apple has more than a dozen original television shows in the works, the first of which could debut in March 2019 through a rumored video service that Apple is planning to launch.

At least some of the content included in the upcoming video service could be free to watch through the Apple TV app.

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