Apple's Top Apple TV+ Drama 'The Morning Show' Returns in Early November and Katie Couric finally weighs in on the show
Apple's top drama series "The Morning Show," which stars Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell, is set to debut on Apple TV+ on November 1st. On the surface, that appears to be an odd date considering that it's a Sunday. All of Apple's new shows have launched on a Friday which could make it's debut between October 30 and November 6 if the rumor has any credibility at all.
The timing of the rumor is interesting considering that CNN is reporting today that "Katie Couric is finally speaking out about Apple TV's 'The Morning Show,' which hit a little too close to home for the former morning anchor who worked with Matt Lauer on NBC's Today show. Lauer was fired by NBC in November 2017 after a colleague made a sexual misconduct complaint against him.
The plot of the series, starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, eerily echoed the behind the scenes lives of Couric and her disgraced former "Today" show co-anchor Matt Lauer. Many think Aniston's Alex Levy is based directly on Couric, while Steve Carell's storyline is similar to Lauer's real life downfall. Aniston also executive produced the series alongside Reese Witherspoon.
A book by CNN's chief media correspondent, Brian Stelter, was used for background for the series, and he is a consultant for the show.
Couric said on the podcast "Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino: "have so many thoughts. I thought some of it was really interesting, and I think the long-term impact and the serious devastation that results from certain behaviors was quite well represented, or quite well conveyed in that."
Couric added that she'd save the rest of her thoughts for when her memoir is released in 2021. In it, she details her time working with Lauer. For more on this, read the full CNN report.
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