Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon TV series picked up by Apple

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Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston.

Apple streaming services announced on Wednesday the two actresses will co-star and produce a new untitled scripted series that goes behind-the scenes of a television morning show.

Apple has been all-but-officially interested in the show since it hit the market this summer (so, reportedly, was Netflix). Witherspoon recently made a big TV splash with Big Little Lies, which earlier this year netted her an Outstanding Limited Series Emmy for her work as a producer on the star-studded HBO miniseries, while Aniston won an Emmy and Golden Globe for her beloved turn as Rachel in Friends.

Brian Stelter's book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV will provide additional background for the original show.

Landing the buzzed-about project represents a coup for Apple, which said it's ordered two seasons but didn't announce the show's title, release date or whether the shows will be distributed on iTunes or a different platform. Sources describe the pricetag on the show as comparable to other premium fare with big stars attached.

Since leaving his position as head of drama at HBO, Ellenberg has focused on development and has teamed with Bron Studios to launch Media Res. For more on this, read the full Guardian report here or the one from the Hollywood Reporter here. Amblin Television's Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey and Hart Hanson exec produce the drama from Universal Television.

Apple's programming efforts are being overseen by Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, who joined the company from Sony Corp.in June.

According to United States media, several broadcasters were engaged in a bidding war for the as-yet unnamed project - a drama that will offer a peek into the lives of American television's morning presenters. Stelter is serving as a consultant.

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