Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon Are Teaming Up For a Show About Morning Shows


Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon are reuniting. (And if you’re forgetting where they first acted together, recall that Witherspoon played Jill Green, the sister of a certain Green barista turned fashionista in an exhausting 10 year romantic saga with a nasal paleontologist.) Indeed, this would mark Aniston’s first series regular return to the small screen since Chums.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the two are attached to a yet-to-be-named show about morning shows and their place within New York media as a whole. The aim is to shop it to the likes of Netflix and HBO, rather than for it to go the network route. THR predicts that interest will be high, given the Witherspoon/Aniston factor. (The demand should be even higher now that Witherspoon made such a splash on TV this year with her role in Big Little Lies, which she also executive produced; that series’ second season is already in early development at HBO.)

Despite “morning show” and “New York Media” seeming like they couldn’t make for anything but comedy (not to mention Aniston and Witherspoon having done comedy for most of their careers), there’s no indication yet of the series’ genre. In fact, the writer of the series would lead you to think it could even be a…political drama — it’s being penned by House of Cards supervising producer/political consultant, Jay Carson, who’s served as the real life political consultant of the likes of Bill Clinton, Chuck Schumer, and Bill Bradley, as well as Hillary Clinton’s Press Secretary during her presidential campaign in 2008. Michael Ellenberg, the former head of HBO drama, is overseeing the project.