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.

Rise and whine! The Morning Show is back for season 2 [Apple TV+ review]

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Hasan Minhaj and Reese Witherspoon returns to The Morning Show
Ready for another season of network TV skullduggery? We are!

Mitch is gone. Hannah is dead. Alex wants out. Cory wants in! The Morning Show, Apple TV+’s flagship series about the diabolical inner workings of a network news operation, kicks off its second season Friday. And the highs and lows are just as broad as you remember them.

Stars Jennifer Anniston, Billy Crudup and Reese Witherspoon return for another go-round in the show-about-a-show. Can they keep the lights on without Steve Carell on the set? Can they ensure the future of the United Broadcast Association? Are people even still watching the morning news?!?

Start spreading the news: The Morning Show season 2 debuts September 17

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Filming for ‘The Morning Show‘ resumes in the middle of October.
Back for a second season.
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Set to a breathy cover of “New York, New York,” a new trailer for The Morning Show’s second season offers clues about how the Apple TV+ show will continue to explore the #MeToo movement and other key themes.

The dramatic new trailer, released Monday, also reveals that new episodes of The Morning Show will return to Apple TV+ on September 17. Check it out below.

Free Apple TV+ trials extended until July

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Your free Apple TV+ trial just got even sweeter.
Your free Apple TV+ trial just got even sweeter.
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Apple just added up to five months to current Apple TV+ free trials. If your free access to the streaming video service was about to expire, it’s instead been extended until the end of June.

And Apple is giving monthly rebates to those who paid for an annual subscription.

One year on: The very best of Apple TV+

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Apple TV+ offers up some real gems.
Apple TV+ offers up some real gems.
Original photo: Paolo Chiabrando/Unsplash CC

When Apple TV+ launched in November 2019, Cupertino had its sights firmly set on creating a serious Netflix rival. One year on, it may not have conquered the world like fellow streaming newcomer Disney+ did. But in that time, Apple TV+ did deliver a stream of top-notch shows — and some must-see movies.

Where should you start? Here’s our guide to the best shows and movies Apple TV+.

These were the biggest hits on Apple TV+ in the third quarter

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Jason Sudeikis is the titular Ted Lasso
No wonder he's smiling.
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Apple doesn’t reveal too many numbers about Apple TV+, which can make it difficult to gauge which shows are the streaming service’s biggest hits.

Most of the time, the best you can do is use anecdotal evidence, such as what people are talking about on Twitter, or extrapolate the number of Rotten Tomatoes reviews to get a sense of which shows are the getting the most attention.

However, Reelgood, which describes itself as the “most extensive movie and TV streaming search engine with more than 2 million monthly active users in the United States,” thinks it’s going a more accurate idea. It’s produced a chart showing date about Apple TV+’s top-performing TV shows for the past three months. Check it out.

The Morning Show’s Billy Crudup takes home Emmy for best supporting actor in a drama

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Take a bow, Billy Crudup! The Morning Show wins its first Primetime Emmy. Billy Crudup for best supporting actor in a drama series.
Take a bow, Billy Crudup!

Apple TV+’s The Morning Show took home one Emmy award at Sunday night’s 72nd Emmys. Actor Billy Crudup won the category of “best supporting actor in a drama series” for his performance as eccentric network executive Cory Ellison.

Crudup saw off competition from Succession, Better Call Saul, The Handmaid’s Tale, Westworld and, err, The Morning Show (fellow actor Mark Duplass, who plays Charlie Black). This is Apple TV+’s first Primetime Emmy Award.

The Morning Show curse? Apple TV+ show’s second season gets a rewrite.

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The Morning Show
Season one also had to be rewritten at the last moment.
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For the second time, a season of The Morning Show is having to be completely rewritten to reflect sweeping global changes.

The Apple TV+ show had to be virtually rebooted prior to the filming of Season 1 due to the #MeToo movement and the firing of TV host Matt Lauer as the result of sexual impropriety accusations. Now Deadline reveals that Season 2 is also being rewritten — this time to reflect the COVID-19 pandemic.