Apple is paying Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston upwards of $1.25M a piece per episode for their upcoming morning talk show drama series, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
This salary includes fees for executive producing and backend points. Apple has already order 20 episodes, split into 2 seasons.
The show is based on Brian Stelter’s non-fiction book, “Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV” and looks into the lives of men and women who star on morning talk shows.
Witherspoon’s salary on Apple’s new television show drove up the price of her salary on the second season of HBO’s “Little Big Lies”, for which she will get $1 million per episode.
In addition to this show, Apple is working on two other tv shows with Witherspoon’s production company, Hello Sunshine, with Witherspoon as executive producer. One of them is a psychological thriller “Are You Sleeping” and the other an untitled comedy.