The Morning Show ponders a post-Mitch world [Apple TV+ review]

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Review: When The Morning Show gets down to the business of journalism, it's a lot less annoying.
When The Morning Show gets down to the business of journalism, it's a lot less annoying.
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Mitch is dead — long live Mitch. This week on The Morning Show, everyone must deal with the death of their network’s former sex pest lead anchor — and things could go much better than they do. Alex is missing. Chip is throwing up. Cory is elated. And Mia’s beside herself. Can they clean themselves up in time to break the news?

It’s borderline impossible to take the Apple TV+ drama about a morning news show seriously now. But there are still three episodes of plot left this season. Can The Morning Show manage anything worthwhile before the curtain falls?

Everyone’s falling apart on The Morning Show [Apple TV+ review]

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The Morning Show review: The presidential debate prep in this week's episode feels fresh as last year's news.
The presidential debate prep in this week's episode feels fresh as last year's news.
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This week on The Morning Show, Maggie Brener’s book is about to come out. Alex is having a panic attack. Chip is having a crisis of confidence. Cory’s on the attack. And Bradley’s having the time of her life.

Apple TV+’s showbiz show juggles tones and sympathies — and drops several of the balls along the way. Things gets good, and then bad, and then good again. It’s time for The Morning Show writers to make some hard choices about which direction to head. Well … it was time weeks ago, but now will do just fine.

The Morning Show can’t shake its obsession with Mitch the sex pest [Apple TV+ review]

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The Morning Show review: We know Mitch (played by Steve Carell, left) is a creep. Why can't this show let him go?
We know Mitch (played by Steve Carell, left) is a creep. Why can't this show let him go?
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Alex is back on The Morning Show and the ratings are up, but is everyone happy? Her presence has everyone scrambling to prove that they’re on the right side of things. Meanwhile, disgraced former anchor Mitch just won’t go away.

Apple TV+’s inside look at the world of TV broadcast journalism stands at a precipice — and just below are mountains of crisis.

The Morning Show throws a welcome sapphic curveball [Apple TV+ review]

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Reese Witherspoon and Julianna Margulies take each other for a ride on The Morning Show this week.
Reese Witherspoon and Julianna Margulies take each other for a ride on The Morning Show this week.
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This week on The Morning Show, COVID-19 is here and the newsroom is in shambles ahead of its rebranding. Bradley is jealous, claustrophobic and scheming. Alex is nervous. And everyone’s on the verge of a meltdown, and making very interesting choices indeed.

Can the Apple TV+ drama get out of its own way long enough to become as interesting as it threatens to be?

Hurricane Alex is about to hit The Morning Show [Apple TV+ review]

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The Morning Show review season 2: Alex Levy (played by Jennifer Aniston) gets ready for her big comeback.
Alex Levy (played by Jennifer Aniston) gets ready for her big comeback.
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The Morning Show gets ready for the triumphant return of Alex Levy, even as current events spiral and everyone sweats bullets. Can Cory keep the newscast together long enough for it to return?

As the Apple TV+ drama grapples with COVID-19 in its second season, the intra-office drama intensifies.

The Morning Show exec producer discusses show’s inspiration

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Shows like The Morning Show have been hits. But Apple has to build them from the ground-up.
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You may not have ever heard of him, but Apple TV+ has a lot riding on Michael Ellenberg.

As the executive producer of The Morning Show, Ellenberg’s unproven production company was the first to score a multi-season deal for Apple TV+. In a recent interview with Variety, Ellenberg discussed how ’90s morning TV shows inspired The Morning Show along with the pressure of developing two more shows for Apple TV+.

The Morning Show continues to shine with Golden Globe nominations

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Shows like The Morning Show have been hits. But Apple has to build them from the ground-up.
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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association today revealed that Apple original The Morning Show has been nominated for multiple Golden Globes, including best television drama series.

The news comes hours after the Critics’ Choice Awards nominated Billy Crudup, who plays Cory Ellison in The Morning Show, as the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

The Morning Show showrunner discusses season 2 development

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The Morning Show blitzes viewers with Apple product placement
The female characters of The Morning Show shine brightest.
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With the fifth episode of The Morning Show landing on Apple TV+ this morning, attention is already turning to season number two.

Morning Show showrunner Kerry Ehrin revealed how the U.S. political landscape could impact some of the storytelling next season. While Trump and current political issues won’t be brought up, Ehrin says some political themes could be added to plot.

Truth Be Told premieres ahead of Apple TV+ debut next month

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Truth Be Told stars Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul.
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A brand-new Apple original this week premiered in Los Angeles, California, ahead of its Apple TV+ debut. Truth Be Told starring Octavia Spencer will be available for streaming on December 6.

The limited drama series, based on the novel Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber, follows a podcaster who is compelled to reopen the murder case that made her a national sensation.

The Morning Show is a timely, smart winner for Apple TV+ [Review]

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Snobby critics hate Apple TV+ but viewers can't get enough
Apple's most publicized Apple TV+ show is all about the #MeToo era.
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Apple TV+ service launched this morning. And, with it, The Morning Show, Apple’s star-studded drama about the goings-on at a morning news show.

It stars Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell. With that cast, it’s an illustration of the ambitions Apple has for creating top-tier entertainment for its streaming show. But is it any good? Here’s what I made of the first episode.