Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon are returning to TV, together

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Susan Devaney
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It’s already been guaranteed to run for two seasons. 

It’s been over a decade since Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon appeared on the small screen together as sisters in hit TV show Friends.

So, when we discovered that the actresses are reuniting for a brand-new TV series, we were, naturally, very excited.

The untitled drama from Apple will apparently focus on the lives of people working in morning television: aka lots of drama, egos and sexism. Based on the original concept by Michael Ellenberg, who previously worked as the head of drama at HBO, the show will apparently take inspiration from Brian Stelter’s book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat of Morning TV, according to the Guardian

Witherspoon played Aniston’s sister in TV show Friends. 

The series is described as an “inside look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning, exploring the unique challenges faced by the women (and men) who carry out this daily televised ritual,” according to the Hollywood Reporter

It was reported earlier this year that Apple would be spending $1 billion on original content – from TV series and movies - over the next year.

It’s been nearly 14 years since Aniston was last on our small screens, and Witherspoon just finished the well-received Big Little Lies, so it comes as no surprise that both women will be executive producers on the TV show.

Witherspoon recently took to Twitter to share the news with her millions of followers.

“So excited to be back and reunited with this one-of-a-kind lady! Can’t wait for y’all to see what we have in store,” she wrote. 

And, naturally, fans can’t get enough.

“Jill and Rachel: the movie? Can’t wait to see what you guys are up to,” one user wrote. 

“We are also really, really excited!,” another posted. 

At the moment, we don’t have a launch date, but we’ll keep you posted: this sounds like unmissable stuff!

Images: Rex Features / Warner Bros / Twitter