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The Morning Show on Apple TV Plus: Release Date, Cast, Trailer and News

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Amid the merciless streaming wars, Apple landed The Morning Show for Apple TV Plus. The drama series is packed with big stars, including Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell (who probably won't be reprising his bumbling weatherman role from Anchorman).

The Morning Show follows “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 Deadline. We don't know plot specifics, but a teaser released on August 12 offers our first introduction to the type of drama we should expect. 

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The Morning Show release date: when does it come out?

After an Apple Special Event on March 25, 2019, Witherspoon announced on Instagram that the series would premiere in Fall 2019. 

The Morning Show does not have an official release date, but might coincide with the launch of Apple TV Plus, also expected to debut this fall. 

According to IMDb, there are ten episodes of The Morning Show.

Is there a trailer for The Morning Show yet?

Yes, there is. Released on August 19, The Morning Show's full-length trailer gives us our first real sense of the season's plot. Take a look for yourself. 

Who's in The Morning Show's cast?

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The Morning Show stars Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell. 

Nestor Carbonell (The Dark Knight, Bates Motel), Mark Duplass (Manhunt: The Unabomber, Creep), and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle, Black Mirror) also star in The Morning Show.

A longer list, sourced from IMDb, includes:

Jennifer Aniston as Karen Kessler
Reese Witherspoon  as Bradley Jackson
Steve Carell as Mitch Kessler
Nestor Carbonell as Yanko Flores
Billy Crudup as Cory Ellison
Mark Duplass as Chip Black
Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Hannah Shoenfeld
Karen Pittman as Mia Jordan
Bel Powley as Claire Conway
Victoria Tate as Rena Robinson
Desean Terry as Daniel Henderson
Shari Belafonte as Stage Manager Julia
Katherine Ko as Dhillon Reece-Smith
Joe Marinelli as Donny Spagnoli
Eli Bildner as Joel Rapkin
Ian Gomez as Greg

Hannah Leder, Joe Pacheco, Augustus Prew, David Magidoff, Michelle Meredith, Amber Friendly, Andre Johnson, and Roman Mitichyan appear in seven episodes or less of The Morning Show.

This seems like a fairly large cast for a TV show, but it takes a lot of people to make morning TV happen. 

Kate Kozuch

Kate Kozuch is a senior writer at Tom’s Guide covering wearables, TVs and everything smart-home related. When she’s not in cyborg mode, you can find her on an exercise bike or channeling her inner celebrity chef. She and her robot army will rule the world one day, but until then, reach her at