Premieres Friday, Nov. 1 on Apple TV+
Alex (Aniston) and Mitch (Carell) are popular longtime anchors of an early-morning news show, but their world is turned upside down when Mitch is accused of sexual misconduct. In the wake of Mitch’s firing, network executives hire aspiring journalist Bradley (Witherspoon) in hopes of breathing some fresh life into the show. But Bradley soon becomes a serious threat to her older cohost, who begins to suspect she’s being elbowed out of the hard-won position she’s held for more than a decade. It doesn’t help that the ambitious newcomer is clearly anxious to outshine her. Now the veteran anchor must do whatever she can to stay on top in a ruthless, maledominated industry where ratings — and money — rule supreme.
“We pull back the curtain on the power dynamics between men and women in the high-stakes world of morning news shows,” Witherspoon says. “It’s a real insider’s view into the lives of the people who help America wake up every day.”