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Did you know the salaries of Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston on The Morning Show are huge? Yeah, they are making so much for being part of the show. Apparently, Apple TV+ has put down an enormous amount of money into making the show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show costs $15 million per episode. This totals $300 million for two seasons consisting of 10 episodes each. THR also reports that the overall spending for the show each episode matches the cost for Apple's sci-fi drama See. Moreover, Witherspoon and Aniston will each get $2 million per episode, with a $40 million total for two seasons. In fact, their deals are said to be even higher with producing fees and ownership points, as per THR. Not that Aniston and Witherspoon are in need of money. But, the stars' salaries are a big difference from what they have been receiving on other television shows. Aniston earned $1 million per episode on the show "Friends" until its last seasons in 2004. As a matter of fact, she receives $20 million per year, all because of friends. On the other hand, Witherspoon earned $1 million per episode on HBO's "Big Little Lies." And in case you missed it, HBO fixed its gender pay gap. Thanks to Witherspoon! She was instrumental in HBO's pay parity assessment to end existing pay disparities at the network.
So it looks like the show would be amazing if Apple TV+ was willing to spend this much on it. Plus the plot sounds interesting. Basically, it will take us into the lives of TV hosts on a morning show which gets engulfed in a scandal. Needless to say, this is a huge gamble for Apple.