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Although television was once considered the inferior younger sibling to movies, the times have most certainly changed. TV has become a landscape where high profile talents go to tell longer, more serialized forms of storytelling, and the maturity of the average TV show has skyrocketed in recent years. That is one of the biggest appeals of the current television market, and that is one of the greatest reasons why Jennifer Aniston seems intent on getting back to the small screen. The actress explained:
I've thought about it a lot. That's where the work is. That's where the quality is. At this point in my career, I want to be part of wonderful stories, exciting characters, and also just having a good time.
Jennifer Aniston recently spoke to Variety at the Sundance Film Festival, and admitted that she has an earnest desire to get back to work in the TV landscape at some point in the near future. The medium has changed quite a bit since she became a household name for her work on NBC's Friends, and there's now far more opportunities for her to try new and exciting material on the small screen. She does not seem to have a particular project or idea in mind for how she will come back to television, but she has a proven knack for both comedy and drama, so we are sure she could find a new endeavor with incredible ease.
If Jennifer Aniston decides to make her way back to television -- which seems to be her intention at this point -- she will join the ranks of many high profile A-listers who have made similar jumps in recent years. From Kevin Spacey to Billy Bob Thornton, to Alec Baldwin, it has become increasingly common to see well-known (and endlessly talented) film actors find consistent work on TV shows instead of movies.
There seems to be a notable shift taking place concerning the genres that dominate each medium. As spectacle (superhero movies, action blockbusters, etc.) becomes the name of the game on the silver screen, we have seen a sharp influx in the number of smart comedies and compelling dramas on television. People seem to be getting more and more particular about which movies they want to see on a big screen, which means the quieter and more intimate stories (the type of material that will challenge a talented actor) are shifting to a landscape that's somewhat more appreciative of them.
We will keep you up to date regarding any and all relevant details related to Jennifer Aniston's eventual return to television. For now, make sure to take a look at our comprehensive midseason premiere guide for more information related to all of the most highly anticipated spring 2017 TV debuts!