'The Morning Show': Release date, plot, cast, trailers and everything you need to know about Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon starrer

America's sweetheart Jennifer Anitson teams up with golden girl Reese Witherspoon in the upcoming dramedy television series 'The Morning Show'. Here's all you need to know about the show.

                            'The Morning Show': Release date, plot, cast, trailers and everything you need to know about Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon starrer

Every morning, we wake up to our morning news on television. Have you ever wondered about what goes on behind making the morning news shows? The lives of these news anchors whose voice you wake up to every morning? Then you might be interested in Apple TV+'s upcoming comedy-drama show 'The Morning Show'. With a star-studded ensemble and being one of the first shows to be picked up by Apple's upcoming streaming service, the show has already captured everybody's attention. Here is all you need to know about the show.

Release date

The show is scheduled to premiere in the fall of 2019 exclusively on Apple's streaming service Apple TV+. The exact release date hasn't been announced yet, but keep watching this space for further updates.



The trailer which has been released for the show didn't drop any hints at the plotline. The show will be giving us a glimpse into the lives of morning news anchors, highlighting the struggles and triumphs of these unsung heroes. The official description of the show is, " An inside look in the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning, exploring the unique challenges faced by the women (and men) who carry out this daily televised ritual." 


Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston arrives at the premiere of Netflix's "Dumplin'" at the Chinese Theater on December 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The sweetheart of America is back to the small screen with her role as news anchor Karen Kessler. Aniston is an American actress, producer, and businesswoman. She became very popular for her role as Rachel in the popular 90s sitcom- 'Friends', which earned her an Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award. She then went on to act in several films and appeared on many television shows. 

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon of the Season Two series 'Big Little Lies' appears onstage during the HBO segment of the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on February 08, 2019 in Pasadena, California.

Reese, the golden girl of America, will be playing BradleyJackson, a news anchor on the morning news show. This Oscar-winning actress has several critically acclaimed movies and television shows under her belt. Some of her notable works include- 'Legally Blonde', 'Big Little Lies', 'A Wrinkle in Time', and 'Walk the Line'. 

Steve Carell

Steve Carell attends the "Welcome to Marwen" Screening & Conversation with Steve Carell at 92nd Street Y on December 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Steve's reprisal of the eccentric manager Michael Scott on the popular show 'The Office' made him a household name. He will be playing the role of a news anchor, Mitch Kessler, on the show. He received a Golden Globe award for his work in 'The Office'. His notable works include 'Little Miss Sunshine', 'The Big Short', and 'Battle of the Sexes'. 

Other actors like Gugu Mbatha, Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass and Bel Powley will be featured in supporting roles.


The show has been executive produced by Jeniffer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Michael Ellenberg, Kristin Hahn, and Lauren Levy Neustadter. Mimi Leder has been roped in as the director, and Kerry Ehrin is the showrunner. Kerry has produced shows like 'The Wonder Years' and 'Fridy Night Lives'.  CNN reporter and anchor Brian Stelter, who wrote a book about the morning show wars called 'Top of the Morning', will act as a consultant on the series.




The trailer of 'The Morning Show', Apple TV's production arrived August 19 and it gives us a look at some of the great performers coming together for a show about the lives of people who host TV shows. Jennifer Aniston's Alex Levy, one fine morning, tells the audience of her show that her co-host Mitch Kessler portrayed by Steve Carroll has been fired from his position.

This results in the network going through a publicity nightmare that could lead to the end of them holding the top spot. Alex is also going through a tough time as she is now worried about being "written out of the narrative" after announcing on live TV that her co-host was fired.

Then comes Reese Witherspoon's Bradley Jackson who finds a way into the audience's heart with her truth and how she speaks it. Also starring Billy Crudup and Mark Duplass in lead roles, a lot is expected from this Apple TV show.


The teaser released August 12, revealed the office of Mitch Kessler and we hear the voiceovers of Aniston, Witherspoon and Carell's characters.


On November 8, 2017, it was announced that Apple had given the production a series order consisting of two seasons of ten episodes apiece. On August 12, 2019, Apple released a first look trailer for the series. It was also revealed that the series will be titled 'Morning Wars in Australia', in order to distinguish the series from the Australian morning news program with the same name.

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