Kristen Wiig Returns to TV in Reese Witherspoon-Produced Apple Comedy

Calvin Saunders
January 18, 2018

Apple has now landed its fifth scripted TV series and its third produced by Reese Witherspoon's company Hello Sunshine, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The 10-episode series will be based on Curtis Sittenfeld's upcoming collection of short stories, "You Think It, I'll Say It", which "upends assumptions about class, relationships, and gender roles in a nation that feels both adrift and viscerally divided".

For Wiig, the Apple show marks her return to television after seven seasons on NBC's Lorne Michaels-produced SNL, where she was a regular from 2005 to 2012 and earned three supporting actress in a comedy Emmy nominations.

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The now untitled project revolves around a fictional morning TV show. Wiig is also serving as an executive producer. There's also Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston's untitled drama, centering around a cutthroat morning talk show, à la Today or Good Morning America. Colleen McGuinness ("30 Rock") created the series and will be the showrunner.

While we've heard quite a bit about the different series Apple has planned for its original content efforts, details on those shows have been sparse. If this lineup is any indication, the viewers are sure to come-even if they have to spare a few extra dollars.

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