Apple's Upcoming Morning Show Drama Gets New Showrunner

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One of the TV shows Apple has in the works, a "morning show drama" starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, is getting a new showrunner, reports Variety.


The original showrunner and creator, Jay Carson, had planned to work with Apple on the series, but he has departed over creative differences. Kerry Ehrin, known for "Bates Motel," is instead set to take over and is close to inking a deal with Apple.

Ehrin was the co-creator, executive producer, and showrunner of "Bates Motel."

Apple has signed a deal for two seasons of the as-of-yet untitled morning show drama, each with 10 episodes. The show, based on the 2013 book "Top of the Morning" by Brian Stelter, takes a look inside the cutthroat world of morning television. Stelter's book was based on the rivalry between NBC's "Today" and ABC's "Good Morning America."

Apple has multiple TV shows in the works, all of which are outlined in the original content section of our Apple TV roundup. Rumors have suggested the first of Apple's TV shows could debut in 2019.

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28 months ago

Does every show on have to drop the f-bomb 50 times per episode, have at least 2 nearly X-rated sex scenes including at least one same sex, and the stars getting high on camera?

Would people subscribe to Apple Music if it is only the clean radio edits of songs? No, so why the hell is Apple meddling with shows so much when they go after all these creators on letting them create what they want to create.
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28 months ago
Ugh. Why do I see Apple having a lot of creative differences in the next few years. G rated junk will be the result.
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28 months ago
That sounds beyond awful and completely unwatchable.
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28 months ago

Does every show on have to drop the f-bomb 50 times per episode, have at least 2 nearly X-rated sex scenes including at least one same sex, and the stars getting high on camera?

I don't think I mentioned any of those things. Story is what matters. No sex, language, or drugs in 2001: A Space Odyssey, but would Apple allow that? I'm guessing no. I really think they want humdrum kid stuff, with no story that you'll remember two days later. But...provided stock and/or dividend goes up, I'm ok with anything they create.
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28 months ago
I wonder if the parting was related to Apples 'family friendly' restrictions.
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Ugh. Why do I see Apple having a lot of creative differences in the next few years. G rated junk will be the result.

Does every show on have to drop the f-bomb 50 times per episode, have at least 2 nearly X-rated sex scenes including at least one same sex, and the stars getting high on camera?
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