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‘Morning Show’ Production Shop Loses COVID-19 Lawsuit Over $44M in Claimed Damages

The production company behind The Morning Show has lost its bid to recover over $125 million in insurance coverage for losses stemming from shooting delays caused by COVID-19. A federal judge dismissed the suit filed by Always Smiling Productions against Chubb National Insurance Company, according to a judgment filed on Tuesday. Following case law mounting […]

Julianna Margulies Books ‘Morning Show’ Return

Apple TV+’s Morning Show is bringing back a familiar face for its third season. Julianna Margulies will reprise her role as UBA news anchor Laura Peterson in the forthcoming season. As she did in season two last year, the Emmy winner will have a heavily recurring part on the series. News of Margulies’ return follows […]

Jon Hamm Joins ‘The Morning Show’

Consider this a “missed opportunity” no more.   Jon Hamm has joined the season three cast of Apple’s The Morning Show. The news comes after the Mad Men alum recently poked fun at the streamer for its roster of A-list stars that included everyone, seemingly, but him. The “Everyone but Jon Hamm” ad earned an […]

Sam Richardson, Marcia Gay Harden and Other Emmy-Nominated Guest Actors on Their Brief — But Attention-Grabbing — Screentime

Sam Richardson (Ted Lasso, Apple TV+) Billionaire Edwin Akufo, who arrives from Ghana to buy out the contract of Sam Obisanya (Toheeb Jimoh), revels in watching people unravel in front of him. “Edwin comes in as this benevolent, greater-good figure — a billionaire who says billionaires shouldn’t exist. But he’s really just a petulant child,” […]

13 Hollywood Storytellers on Bringing Abortion to the Screen, Then and Now

Following the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade reversal, filmmakers and TV writers — from 'Veep' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' to 'Obvious Child' — discuss their onscreen portrayals and the urgency of telling more stories around reproductive rights with The Hollywood Reporter.

‘The Morning Show’ Showrunner on Crafting Jennifer Aniston’s Powerful and Emotional Season-Closing Monologue

“The whole season was very much about the disparity between how we present ourselves, in this age of social media, and who we really are,” says The Morning Show showrunner Kerry Ehrin. “Sometimes the presentation becomes more important than who we really are.” That theme comes to a head with the final moments of the Apple […]

SAG Awards Snubs: Top Nominees ‘House of Gucci,’ ‘The Power of the Dog’ Shut Out

While Sunday night’s 2022 SAG Awards was a big night for CODA, Squid Game, Ted Lasso and Succession, SAG-AFTRA left several films and TV shows with multiple nominees empty-handed at the end of the two-hour telecast. House of Gucci and The Power of the Dog went into the show with the most film nominations: three […]

‘The Morning Show’ Renewed for Season 3 — With New Showrunner

The Morning Show has some news to report. The media drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon has been renewed for a third season at Apple TV+ — with its third showrunner. Charlotte Stoudt will take over as showrunner starting with season three. Kerry Ehrin, who developed The Morning Show and who served as showrunner […]

How ‘The Morning Show’ Uncovered a Real-Life Harassment Scandal at a Morning Show

Disney’s investigation into allegations of sexual assault against former Good Morning America producer Michael Corn was launched after a TV writer spoke with one of Corn’s accusers while doing research for The Morning Show.  According to a Wall Street Journal report published Monday, in the fall of 2017, Jay Carson — a writer for the Apple […]

Jennifer Aniston Has No Regrets

At the top of a long, winding hill, behind an imposing gate and an anxious dog, stands Jennifer Aniston. “Come on in,” she says, sandaled and smiling as she ushers me into her home. Before I’ve had time to take in the sweeping views of Los Angeles from her entryway, she’s in the kitchen whipping […]

“I Wanted It to Be Honest and Real”: Acting Contenders Share Tales From the Sets of Their TV Series

ELLE FANNING (The Great) The first season of Hulu’s historical comedy was all about Catherine the Great’s rise to power, and the second begins with her grabbing the crown from her husband, Peter (Nicholas Hoult). “The second season is asking the question, ‘Once you have the power, what are you going to do with it?’ […]

‘The Morning Show’ Editor Reveals How Steve Carell and Jennifer Aniston’s Confrontational Scene Was Cut

In season two of Apple TV+’s The Morning Show, anchor Alex Levy (Jennifer Aniston) travels to Italy for a complicated, emotional confrontation with her disgraced former co-host and lover, Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell); the scene takes place during the early days of the pandemic as the coronavirus begins its rampage across the globe. Veteran Emmy-winning […]