Kristen Wiig sets TV return in Apple comedy from Reese Witherspoon

Big Little Lies

Still untitled, the show is inspired by Curtis Sittenfeld's collection of short stories, You Think It, I'll Say It, due April 24, and will be executive produced by Reese Witherspoon.

Apple has ordered a half-hour comedy series executive produced and starring Wiig. It will be the first time Wiig has returned to series television since her stint on "Saturday Night Live" from 2005 to 2012.

Hello Sunshine is also producing a show for Apple called Are You Sleeping? Sittenfeld is on board as a consulting producer.

Since exiting SNL, Wiig has focused on features including Bridesmaids, for which she earned an Oscar nomination for co-writing the original screenplay, Downsizing, mother! and Ghostbusters, among others.




She had several guest appearances on "Last Man on Earth" previous year, but has focused primarily on movies including "Ghostbusters" and "Downsizing".

The now untitled project revolves around a fictional morning TV show. (Apple does not own the show.)Notably, this is the third series that Witherspoon is working on with Apple.

Big Little Lies, the HBO mini-series that was originally planned as a seven-episode arch, is officially coming back for a second season - with a number of changes. McGuinness is repped by WME and Hansen Jacobson.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top January Jones Is Dating Former 'The Bachelor' Star Nick Viall
Jan 18, 2018 - 03:49
Jones celebrated her 40th birthday with Viall and some of her " Mad Men " former co-stars at Inkwell in LA on Saturday. Viall asked her out, she accepted and the rest, as they say, is history. "They've been dating for about two months".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Walmart Offering Free Opioid Disposal
Jan 18, 2018 - 03:46
Existing company policy also provides optional counseling to customers who want advice on safe prescription opioid use. People can also bring leftover opioids to hospital pharmacies or police stations for disposal.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Former Trump aide Bannon refuses to comply with US House subpoena
Jan 18, 2018 - 03:45
The subpoena is a sign that Bannon is not personally the focus of the investigation. Bannon , his attorney and his spokeswoman did not respond to requests for comment.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Steve Bannon ordered to testify to grand jury
Jan 17, 2018 - 01:51
A 29 year-old woman who Donald Trump called "the best piece of tail" is among the White House best paid staffers on $179,700. Bannon is scheduled to testify before the panel on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the committee's plans.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Detroit Motor Show: Nissan reveals Xmotion SUV concept
Jan 17, 2018 - 01:51
The Xmotion has a retractable rooftop box, which expands to accommodate luggage then pulls back in to minimize aerodynamic impact. The center console features traditional Japanese wood joinery; the same technique is used to build temples and religious shrines.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top GM Shows Off New Silverado in Bid to Narrow Ford's Pickup Lead
Jan 17, 2018 - 01:50
Chevrolet was able to save weight by using a fully boxed steel frame that is 88 pounds lighter but 10 percent more rigidity. Twelve of them are fixed and can hold up to 500 pounds each, double the maximum capacity of the outgoing Silverado .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rahul Gandhi to visit Amethi today to strengthen party in UP
Jan 17, 2018 - 01:49
"We believe that in 2019, Rahul Gandhi will become the Prime Minister of the county and fulfil all the promises", Shukla said. Rahul will pay a two-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency beginning today and will reach Amethi via Rae Bareli .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google app matches your selfies with famous paintings
Jan 16, 2018 - 00:48
And finding their Renaissance-era doppelganger? Well, wonder no more as the Google Arts & Culture app can determine that for you. Also, it appears that not everyone has access to the feature and it's now only available to those in the U.S.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ryan Giggs appointed Wales manager
Jan 16, 2018 - 00:46
Asked if he would be speaking to Ferguson for guidance, Giggs said: "Yeah, I'd be stupid not to". He left Old Trafford following Jose Mourinho's appointment in 2016.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Haryana: 15-year-old girl raped, murdered, body found near canal
Jan 16, 2018 - 00:46
Meanwhile the girl's father lashed out at the administration and alleged that she was kidnapped and raped. "She was tortured... If the administration had done its job well, an incident like this would have never happened", he cried and broken down.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lead singer of the Cranberries dies at age 46
Jan 16, 2018 - 00:44
This is shocking and upsetting and my hearts go out to her family, band members and friends. "We all loved her very, very much". The band, formed in 1989, went on a break in 2003 but reformed in 2009, releasing their final album, Something Else , last year.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top EFF: Call Your Senators Before They Extend NSA Spying On Jan 16
Jan 16, 2018 - 00:44
Now the bill goes to the Senate, where it will again meet with Rand Paul's penchant for all-or-nothing grandstanding. It was legally authorised in 2008 by Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Woman Dies from Injuries After Fire Engulfs Casino Shuttle Boat
Jan 16, 2018 - 00:41
The 60-foot boat was headed to a Sun Cruz Casino boat, located three miles from the coast in worldwide waters for legal gambling. She said there had never been any issues with the boat, which was destroyed by the fast-moving fire. "The fire was moving fast".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top How to watch Premier League football online
Jan 16, 2018 - 00:41
It was a third straight goalless draw involving Chelsea in all competitions - and a fourth in the team's last seven matches. Everton had the ball in the net first but Wayne Rooney was correctly ruled offside.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Dark Souls, Donkey Kong Country lead a wave of Nintendo Switch ports
Jan 16, 2018 - 00:40
Wave 2 , will be on March 23, will introduce the battle character Blastoise along with a support set of Mew and Celebi. Now, the action RPG is coming to the Switch, delivering spruced up visuals, a new epilogue and rejigged controls.