‘The Morning Show’ Producers Want Steve Carell Back For Season 2 But Still No Deal

Apple TV+ presented sessions at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Sunday, wrapping up the final day of the two-week-long event.

Among the shows featured during the streaming service’s presentations was “The Morning Show”, with stars Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston on hand to discuss the series, which has already been renewed for a second season.

A critical plot point in season one involves Steve Carell’s character, “Morning Show” co-host Mitch Kessler, who is fired over some Matt Lauer-like allegations of sexual misconduct.

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During the the session, series exec producer Michael Ellenberg told reporters there was “no update” on negotiations with Carell.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, showrunner Kerry Ehrin said he and his fellow producers were hopeful Carell would be returning, but a deal had yet to be hammered out.

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“We would like [Steve] to be back in season two,” he said, “It’s in the works, but it’s not a done deal yet. That’s all I can say. But I would very much like him to be and I think that continuing that story is actually important.”

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