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Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon reunite for TV series

Jennifer Aniston is returning to the small screen for her first regular television role since Friends wrapped in 2004.

Show will explore TV morning news, New York media scene

Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston are set to star in an television series that explores morning shows and the New York media scene. (Danny Moloshok/Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

Jennifer Aniston is returning to the small screen for her first regular television role since Friends wrapped in 2004.

Aniston is set to star alongside Reese Witherspoon in a series exploring TV morning shows and the New York media scene, according to The Hollywood Reporter

The project comes from former HBO head of drama Michael Ellenberg, with House of Cards producer Jay Carson tapped to write the script. In addition to starring in the show, Aniston and Witherspoon will both be executive producers on the untitled series.

The show marks Aniston's first return to television since Friends, although the actress has made guest appearances on shows like 30 Rock and Cougar Town.

As many Friends fans will remember, Witherspoon made a memorable appearance guest starring in a two-episode arc as Aniston's younger sister.

Witherspoon recently made the jump to television with HBO's Big Little Lies and garnered an Emmy nomination. 

Aniston earned five Emmy nominations and won one for her role as Rachel Green on Friends. She also earned a guest star Emmy nomination for her turn on 30 Rock.

The new series hasn't been sold, but is expected to be pitched to networks and streaming services in the coming weeks, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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