“Steve Carell is returning to television,” Lesley Goldberg reports for The Hollywood Reporter. “The Office alum has booked the male lead in Apple’s untitled morning show drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. The casting, which marks Carell’s first series regular role since he wrapped the NBC comedy in 2011, marks the latest high-profile star to join an Apple series.”
“Picked up with a two-season, 20-episode order, the drama offers an inside look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning,” Goldberg reports. “Brian Stelter’s book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV serves as background for the series, which is based on an original concept by Michael Ellenberg.”
Goldberg reports, “Carell will play Mitch Kessler, a morning show anchor who is struggling to maintain relevance in a changing media landscape.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Here’s an idea for the title:
Top of the Morning.
Thank you, thank you… and, thank you, Mr. Carell for returning to regular “TV” via Apple (and, more specifically, the Apple TV app)!