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

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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3 weeks ago

I don't know anyone who watches any of these Apple shows. They should just quit this sillyness and use the savings to lower their iPhone prices. Their iPhone prices are just too d@mn high.


No one's watching them, because they aren't released yet.
Rating: 12 Votes
3 weeks ago
If Apple made The Office, they would have to edit out 80% of the jokes, Apple is too PC for comedy.
Rating: 7 Votes
3 weeks ago

I wish Apple would stop this nonsense and get back to making Macs like they once did.

I would love to see all the people in charge of original programming forced to make Macs. What could go wrong?



Rating: 6 Votes
3 weeks ago

I don't know anyone who watches any of these Apple shows. They should just quit this sillyness and use the savings to lower their iPhone prices. Their iPhone prices are just too d@mn high.

How come no-one complains about luxury cars being too expensive. I'd love a Bugatti, but they're too expensive for me, I don't go onto their forums and complain that they are too expensive.
Rating: 5 Votes
3 weeks ago

Why does Apple think it belongs in the film industry?

They have 1.3B devices with screens.
Rating: 4 Votes
3 weeks ago

I wish Apple would stop this nonsense and get back to making Macs like they once did.

If all they did was make Mac's, they would be out of business. I bet this TV stuff brings in more revenue in a single year than the Mac will that same year.
Rating: 4 Votes
3 weeks ago
Tough crowd here, though not surprising. Personally, this one looks interesting.
Rating: 4 Votes
3 weeks ago
Oh, the negativity runs deep in this crowd. The fact is that nobody knows what the future landscape of entertainment delivery looks like as old models are breaking down and new ones popping up. It's wise for a company to own content, as that is a solid foot in the door to a controlling stake in the next thing, whatever that is.

Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, Comcast - of course Apple. For Pete's sake, Thursday Night Football is on Amazon - who saw that coming?! It's just silly to question Apple's motives here.
Rating: 3 Votes
3 weeks ago
I wish Apple would stop this nonsense and get back to making Macs like they once did.
Rating: 3 Votes
3 weeks ago
Steve Carell is a national treasure.

I'm not a fan of Apple branching into programming, but this script must be good to lure Steve.
Rating: 3 Votes

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