Apple's first scripted comedy series to star Kristen Wiig

NATION-NOW     Kristen Wiig comedy series produced by Reese Witherspoon is picked by Apple     
       Kristen Wiig comedy series picked by Apple

NATION-NOW Kristen Wiig comedy series produced by Reese Witherspoon is picked by Apple Kristen Wiig comedy series picked by Apple

Wiig is starring in and executive producing the 10-episode comedy series, which Apple landed in a bidding war with multiple networks, according to The Hollywood Reporter. As a result, it will get to distribute a comedy that will be based off Curtis Sittenfield upcoming short story collection You Think It, I'll Say It.

Colleen McGuinness, whose credits include "30 Rock" and "Friends From College", will serve as creator/showrunner and executive producer.

BRINGING Big Little Lies back to the small screen has an eye-watering price-tag attached to it.

Their salaries also included fees for being executive producers and points on the backend. According to a report in The Verge, the show, which has no title as of yet, will be available on Apple.

Almost 6 years after signing off from Saturday Night Live, Kristen Wiig is returning to TV! Sittenfeld will serve as a consulting producer.

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

The most interesting paycheck news, though, is what Big Little Lies' biggest stars - Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman - are being paid. She earned three supporting actress in a comedy Emmy nominations. Wiig also was nominated for a Golden Globe for Lead Actress in a Comedy or Musical for Bridesmaids, which stands as the top R-rated female comedy of all time.

She will next be seen in Richard Linklater's "Where'd You Go, Bernadette", alongside Cate Blanchett and Billy Crudup. There's also Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston's untitled drama, centering around a cutthroat morning talk show, à la Today or Good Morning America.

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