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Aniston, Witherspoon and Carell are journalists at war in ‘Morning Show’ trailer

(From left) Steve Carell, Reese Witherspoon, and Jennifer Aniston star in the Apple TV series, “The Morning Show.” Tony Avelar/FR155217 AP via AP

Apple’s first major TV series is betting big on the world of TV journalism.

In the first full trailer for “The Morning Show,” set to launch on the company’s TV Plus streaming service, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell star as three journalists whose lives are upended as the landscape of morning news shifts around them.

In a Matt Lauer-esque storyline, Aniston plays a TV host whose long-time cohost (Carell) is abruptly fired, seemingly over sexual harassment allegations. As the newsroom reels from the professional and personal ramifications of the scandal, a skilled reporter (Witherspoon) rises above the pack and is vetted by the network as a new-cohost – even as Aniston’s character begins to break down.


Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Bel Powley co-star in the series, which was inspired by CNN senior media correspondent Brian Stelter’s 2013 book “Top of the Morning.”

Mimi Leder (“The Leftovers”) directed the series, which was written by Kerry Ehrin. It’s likely to debut this fall, following the still-undated launch of Apple’s streaming service.

Watch the full trailer below:

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