‘Friends’ star Aniston makes Television set go back with Witherspoon BY SAEED NASIR



LA — “Friends” celebrity Jennifer Aniston is coming back to tv and she’s partnering with Reese Witherspoon.


The Apple loading service said Wed the stars will star in and produce a behind-the-scenes theatre series about a TV morning hours show.

Aniston emerged to popularity as Rachel on the strike NBC humor “Friends,” which aired from 1994 to 2004. She then focused on movies, including “Office Space,” “Bruce Almighty” and “Marley & Me.”

The Oscar-winning Witherspoon (“Walk the Line”) made a TV splash previous season with HBO’s Emmy-winning series “Big Little Lies,” which she starred in and produced with Nicole Kidman.

The new series signifies a Television reunion because of its stars: Witherspoon and Aniston performed sisters on an episode of “Friends.”


Getting the buzzed-about job presents a coup for Apple, which said it’s bought two months but didn’t declare the show’s name, release day or if the shows will be allocated on iTunes or an alternative platform.

The series was described by Apple as “an internal look at the lives of individuals who help America awaken each day, exploring the initial challenges faced by the ladies (and men) who perform this daily televised ritual.”

It will sketch on “The surface of the Morning: In the Cutthroat World of Day Television set” by Brian Stelter, CNN senior press correspondent. The 2013 booklet relates the rivalry between NBC’s “Today” and ABC’s “HELLO America.”

Stelter is a consultant on the drama, and Jay Carson (“House of Credit cards”) is writing the pilot and is an executive maker along with Witherspoon and Aniston.

The show and Steven Spielberg’s reboot of his “Amazing Reports” 1980s anthology series are the first two original dramas ordered by Apple and follow the hiring before this season of Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht to oversee training video content.

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