Published: Wed, November 08, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Apple orders two seasons of Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon TV drama

Just how Apple plans on delivering the series remains a mystery at this point, though, since THR notes it has yet to launch its own television streaming service. And if you don't have Apple TV, will this series sway you to get it? After nearly 15 years away from the small screen, the Friends star is joining her former on-screen sister Reese Witherspoon in an Apple drama about the inner workings of a network morning show. Now it's making another one with Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston. The starry project was highly sought after by a number of outlets and landed a two-season order (10 episodes per season) from Apple. The two memorable appeared together on Friends when Witherspoon guest starred in two 2000 episodes.

The Aniston-Witherspoon drama becomes Apple's second straight-to-series order and joins Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories as the first projects the tech giant has picked up under programming heads Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht.

In September, Witherspoon told People she and Aniston were having "so much fun brainstorming and laughing and sending each other emails" about the series. CNN's Brian Stelter will consult with his book, Top of the Morning, providing additional background material. It is still unclear how Apple will roll out its scripted shows and on what platforms they will be available. Universal Television for a new version of "Amazing Stories", a science fiction anthology series that ran on NBC in the 1980s.

Premiere dates for Amazing Stories and the morning news show have not yet been determined.

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. It will be executive produce by Spielberg in partnership with Bryan Fuller.

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