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Apple's upcoming drama series about the world of morning talk shows already had some major star power, thanks to A-list leading ladies Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston. And now,  another big name has just joined the ensemble.

Steve Carell is set to co-star in the as-yet-untitled project, his first series regular role since departing NBC hit "The Office" back in 2011. Variety reports that Carell will be playing a character named Mitch Kessler, described as "a morning show anchor who is struggling to maintain relevance in a changing media landscape."

Aniston and Witherspoon's roles haven't been revealed yet, though it's assumed that that they, too, will be playing fellow morning show anchors. The series is inspired in part by CNN media reporter Brian Stelter's 2013 book, "Top of the Morning," which chronicles the rivalry between long-running programs "Today" and "Good Morning America."

Just how and when Apple plans to deliver this series to viewers is anyone's guess. It has yet to launch its own streaming service (though that seems the most likely outlet, since it's been acquiring content left and right lately), and additional details about the endeavor are being kept tightly under wraps for now.

What we do know is that the Aniston-Witherspoon-Carell series has already received a two-season pickup, with each season running for 10 episodes. We'll be eagerly awaiting its TBD arrival.

[via: Variety]