Apple's Morning Show Drama Starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston Gains Director Mimi Leder

Apple's upcoming morning show drama, which is set to star Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, will be directed by Mimi Leder, reports Variety.

Mimi Leder has directed TV shows that include "The Leftovers," "Shameless," and "ER," along with movies that include "Pay It Forward," "The Peacemaker," and "Deep Impact."

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The morning show drama doesn't have a title yet, but it is based on Brian Stelter's book "Top of the Morning" and is said to provide a look into the cutthroat world of morning TV.

Stelter's book, for example, "reveals the dark side of morning television" with exclusive details on present and past morning show stars like Matt Lauer, Katie Couric, Ann Curry, Meredith Vieira, and more.

Apple has already ordered two seasons of the show, which was one of the first that it picked up. In addition to starring, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston will also executive produce.

Apple has more than a dozen television shows in the works, with details on each available in the original content section of our Apple TV roundup. Apple has not shared details on when its TV shows will launch, but rumors have suggested the first could come in March 2019.

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18 weeks ago




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Geeeze uss. Reece Witherspoon looks like hell.
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18 weeks ago
And nobody will watch it.


...And the post team won't even be able to use Apple's own Mac Pro, since it's 4 years old now and as slow as molasses. #irony
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18 weeks ago
I thought this was MacRumors but I guess it has become TMZ mini.
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18 weeks ago

What’s a morning show drama?


Probably a drama set around a morning show production set. Definitely different but recent work from Reese Witherspoon on TV has been very strong so maybe it will be something good.

With the way AT&T has pretty openly decided that HBO has to get “more profitable” (read: reality trash and web series crap) I wouldn’t be surprised if Apple and Amazon become the go-to boutique studios for higher end shows. They don’t need the money and can offer creative flexibility (even though Amazon cancelled Mozart in the Jungle).
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18 weeks ago
What’s a morning show drama?
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18 weeks ago
Excited to see this one. Love Reese and Jennifer.
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18 weeks ago

('https://www.macrumors.com/2018/07/11/apple-morning-show-drama-mimi-leder/')


Apple's upcoming morning show drama, which is set to star Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, will be directed by Mimi Leder, reports Variety ('https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/apples-jennifer-aniston-reese-witherspoon-series-director-mimi-leder-1202870604/').

Mimi Leder has directed TV shows that include "The Leftovers," "Shameless," and "ER," along with movies that include "Pay It Forward," "The Peacemaker," and "Deep Impact."


Image via Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock
The morning show drama doesn't have a title yet, but it is based on Brian Stelter's book "Top of the Morning" and is said to provide a look into the cutthroat world of morning TV.

Stelter's book, for example, "reveals the dark side of morning television" with exclusive details on present and past morning show stars like Matt Lauer, Katie Couric, Ann Curry, Meredith Vieira, and more.

Apple has already ordered two seasons of the show, which was one of the first that it picked up. In addition to starring, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston will also executive produce.

Apple has more than a dozen television shows in the works, with details on each available in the original content section of our Apple TV roundup ('https://www.macrumors.com/roundup/apple-tv/#apples_content_ambitions'). Apple has not shared details on when its TV shows will launch, but rumors have suggested the first could come in March 2019 ('https://www.macrumors.com/2018/03/26/apple-tv-movie-programming-launch-march-2019/').

Article Link: Apple's Morning Show Drama Starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston Gains Director Mimi Leder ('https://www.macrumors.com/2018/07/11/apple-morning-show-drama-mimi-leder/')


Aniston could be reading the stock quotes and I’d be watching. With intent
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18 weeks ago
Apple's TV endeavour feels very 'meta', first Apple, a company which makes apps, did a show about apps, and now they're making a TV show about a TV show...

HMM! :p

Personally I sort of question the recent octopusification of many major corps; instead of focusing on what they're good at, they diversify into areas where they have no previous presence or experience. This usually tends to have bad repercussions - like HBO's alleged descendence into crapware TV for example - because corporate execs don't really know much about anything, they're mostly good at being greedy and shortsightedly looking at the next quarterly report sheet.
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18 weeks ago
These Apple TV shows are going to end up in the same trash bin next to Project Titan.
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18 weeks ago

Geeeze uss. Reece Witherspoon looks like hell.

yeah, my first thought was like "oh, gosh, 'sweet home alabama' must have been quite some time ago"
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