Kristen Wiig Roped In For Apple's Comedy Series

Kristen Wiig to Star in Apple Comedy Series From Reese Witherspoon (Exclusive)

Sources claim that the two actors received $310,000 and $435,000 per season one episode, respectively, as well as executive producer credits and points on the show's back end.

Apple has now landed its fifth scripted TV series and its third produced by Reese Witherspoon's company Hello Sunshine, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Apple has given a 10-episode series order to a half-hour comedy starring Wiig and produced by Reese Witherspoon based on Chris Sittenfeld's short story collection You Think It, I'll Say It, which is slated to hit bookstores in April.

The comedy, created by Colleen McGuiness (30 Rock), joins two other projects from Witherspoon on Apple's lineup: an untitled morning show drama starring Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston; and Octavia Spencer's thriller Are You Sleeping. Witherspoon will executive produce via her Hello Sunshine banner along with Lauren Neustadter and Wiig. Sittenfeld is on board as a consulting producer.

Pat Shurmur new favorite to become Giants' head coach
But once the Vikings' playoff push is over, Shurmur is a virtual lock to take the reins of the Giants under new GM Dave Gettleman. NFL .com's Ian Rapoport reports Vikings OC Pat Shurmur has emerged as the Giants' "top choice" to replace Ben McAdoo.

This is Wiig's first television series since she left "SNL" in 2012.

She had several guest appearances on "Last Man on Earth" previous year, but has focused primarily on movies including "Ghostbusters" and "Downsizing". Apple are reportedly paying Witherspoon and co-star Jennifer Aniston $US1.25 million to star in an upcoming, still unnamed morning-news drama, which has been ordered for 20 episodes.

Meanwhile, it's been reported that the wife of country crooner Keith Urban will be getting quite the pretty paycheck as she returns for another season of Big Little Lies. McGuinness is repped by WME and Hansen Jacobson.

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