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Steve Carell Is Doing Another Workplace TV Show, but it's Nothing Like The Office

It's just like The Office, except in every conceivable way

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Malcolm Venable

Steve Carell famously played bumbling branch manager Michael Scott on The Office, and though Carell has since gone on to be a real-deal movie star, his next move looks like what the always-wrong Michael Scott might call a "365 degree turn."

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THE OFFICE -- "The Negotiation" Episode 3019 -- Pictured: (l-r) Melora Hardin as Jan Levinson, Steve Carell as Michael Scott -- NBC Photo: Chris Haston

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Carell is not only boomeranging back to TV, but coming back to play a morning show anchor struggling to maintain relevance in a rapidly changing media environment. Variety reports that Carell is joining heavy hitters Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston in a still-untitled drama for Apple -- a show about those creepily cheery network morning show that's loosely based on Top of the Morning, a book from CNN correspondent Brian Stelter about the rivalry between NBC's Today and ABC's Good Morning America.

Carell will play play Mitch Kessler in the 10-episode show, which already has at least two seasons on deck.