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Apple Takes Bite of Wiig Comedy Series

Apple added another TV series to its roster, ordering a half-hour comedy series executive produced by and starring Saturday Night Live alumna Kristen Wiig.

The series, inspired by an upcoming collection of short stories by Curtis Sittenfeld, is being produced by Reese Witherspoon’s company Hello Sunshine.

Apple previously ordered a drama set at a morning news show that stars Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, and Are You Sleeping from Hello Sunshine. Are You Sleeping is co-produced by Chernin Entertainment.

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