Jennifer Aniston ready to make TV comeback

Former 'Friends' star Jennifer Aniston has been desperate to make her TV comeback "for a while" but she has just been waiting for a "great project" to come along.

US actress Jennifer Aniston. Picture: AFP

LONDON - Jennifer Aniston has been desperate to make her TV comeback "for a while".

The 48-year-old actress is set to create and star in a new show with Reese Witherspoon, and the Friends star - who portrayed ditzy Rachel Green in the hit programme for 10 years - has been eager to return to the small screen for a long time because she was waiting for a "great project" to come along.

Speaking to _People _magazine about the upcoming venture, which will mark the first time Aniston has appeared as a regular in a series since the sitcom last aired in 2004, a source said: "She has talked about returning to TV for a while. She was just waiting for a great project."

And Aniston jumped at the chance to work with the Big Little Lies actress again after the pair co-starred in the popular comedy series, which saw Witherspoon play Aniston's on-screen sister Jill Green.

The source continued: "Reese approached Jen for the project. Reese has had such a positive experience filming Big Little Lies and Jen is very excited about working with her."

The upcoming drama production, which has yet to be given a title, is reportedly set to depict the entertainment industry both Aniston and the 41-year-old blonde beauty are both involved in.

And it is rumoured the project will be hitting the screens in the upcoming weeks as the project has been pitched to premium cable outlets, as well as other streaming services.

Aniston and Witherspoon's latest venture is reportedly being helmed by Michael Ellenberg, and will be backed by his production company Media Res.

And House of Cards writer Jay Carson is set to pen the script for the unnamed show.

Also joining Witherspoon and Aniston as executive producers will be Steve Kloves, and Lauren Levy Neustadter.