Jen­nifer Anis­ton plots re­turn to TV

The Hamilton Spectator - - A&E -

Jen­nifer Anis­ton is ready­ing a re­turn to TV, with plans to co-star with Reese Wither­spoon in a se­ries set in the world of morn­ing tele­vi­sion. News of the project, which first ap­peared in The Hol­ly­wood Re­porter, comes at an early stage: A script by Jay Car­son (“House of Cards”) has yet to be writ­ten, and the project has not been shopped to net­works yet. But given the star pedi­grees, the se­ries is ex­pected to draw keen in­ter­est from pre­mium ca­ble out­lets such as HBO and stream­ing net­works like Net­flix. The project is be­ing shep­herded by Michael El­len­berg, a for­mer HBO drama ex­ec­u­tive, THR says. Anis­ton has done a cou­ple of guest­star spots (in­clud­ing “30 Rock”) but has not ap­peared in a TV se­ries since “Friends” ex­ited in 2004 af­ter a smash 10-year run. Wither­spoon, who played the younger sis­ter of Anis­ton’s Rachel Green in a 2000 episode, moved to the small screen in HBO lim­ited se­ries “Big Lit­tle Lies,” which aired ear­lier this year and earned her an Emmy nom­i­na­tion. A se­cond sea­son of the saga is be­ing con­tem­plated.

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