The Morning Show set
Jennifer Aniston as Alex Levy and Steve Carrell as Kessler on the Morning Show. Photo courtesy Apple TV+

The Morning Show, a series on Apple TV+ starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carrell and Billy Crudup, is back for its second season. Set in New York City, The Morning Show filming locations are actually both in New York City and Los Angeles, with the City of Angels doubling as the City that Never Sleeps in many locations. This season The Morning Show cast has expanded including Greta Lee (from High Maintenance and Russian Doll) who and Hasan Minhaj, adding some much-welcome diversity (not to mention comedic chops to the cast).

The star sequence of the second season of The Morning Show may be the opening one, where drone footage was taken during the peak of the pandemic showing a very empty New York City. In fact, production on season two of the Morning Show was about to begin when the pandemic broke and the season was rewritten to include the epidemic as a plot line, similar to how the first season was reconfigured when the Harvey Weinstein lawsuits emerged.

In the above sequence, opening on a view of Greenwich Village, beginning with the Washington Square Park and tis famous arch, looking down Fifth Avenue’s Ladies Mile and up to Rockefeller Center and the Saks Fifth Avenue area, continuing up to the Guggenheim Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art, with some additional West Side shots with Columbus Circle and the Richard Meier towers along the West Side Highway, and finally empty Times Square and Central Park.

1. UBA Offices

The Morning Show offices
Mark Duplass as producer Charlie Black and Tom Irwin as UBA executive, Fred. Photo courtesy Apple TV+

The interiors of the UBA headquarters are filmed in Los Angeles, and in fact, the production doesn’t hide the view outside of the executive office windows, which is very definitely in downtown LA. In the last episode of the first season of The Morning Show, when Bradley Jackson (played by Reese Witherspoon) and Alex Levy (played by Jennifer Aniston) have a blowout moment following a tragic incident, we get a clear picture of where UBA is located in New York City.

The exit of the UBA headquarters is on 52nd Street from the office tower occupied by Merrill Lynch Wealth Advisors, whose address is technically 75 Rockefeller Plaza. Down the street you can see the entrance to the Paley Center for Media. Morning Show posters have been pasted on the storefront windows as part of the set. The two walk to Fifth Avenue, passing the American Girl Store and Alex takes it all out on a fan in front of the Nike store (across from Cartier and Versace, former Vanderbilt mansion sites).