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"Friends" gets new life at NBC - BREAKING NEWS

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Jan 22nd 2006 8:54PM

FriendsWell I suppose this had to happen sooner or later... I was just expecting it to be later. Much later. But I figure a failed and unfunny spin-off (sorry Joey fans... if there are any of you) will get the gears in motion faster. Okay, here goes: just a little over a year and half since the airing of the series finale, all six principle cast members of the NBC hit sitcom Friends have agreed to star in four one hour specials. Wait, that's like eight regular episodes... I rule at math.

Writers are already blasting out the scripts and we can expect them to air sometime in 2007. So we've got a bit of a wait but in the meantime we can also continue to salivate at this: the potential for another Friends spin-off. This time, Perry, Schwimmer... and yes, LeBlanc would star in a new sitcom tentatively titled It's a Guy Thing. Executives have hinted at it, but nothing is set in stone. Can't say that I blame them though. With the nose dive NBC took this season, I'd be milking the Friends teat for all it's worth too. Granted, this could all be bogus because you never know with a story like this but fingers are crossed so take it for what it's worth.

[Thanks so much to Dave for bringing this to our attention.]

UPDATE (1/23): Consider this rumor dead as most of us wisely assumed from the get go. Access Hollywood had this to say earlier today, with a direct quote from Jeff Zucker (CEO of NBC Universal's TV Group) squashing the rumors.

Also, many thanks to TV Squad's own Ryan j Budke who spent numerous hours on the phone this morning with NBC's Media Relations Department, who had this to say: "There are currently no plans to have any follow-up to Friends other than Joey, which is still a major part of our comedy line-up and we whole-heartedly support. The rumors started this weekend are just that; rumors. We wish the rest of the cast of Friends continued success in their careers, and would welcome them back at any time, but there are currently no plans for them to appear in their Friends roles."

So there ya go folks. Sorry if we got your hopes up.

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Delia

So every body thinks its so easy to write comedy? Acting is much easier! I am looking for a handfull of co-writers for a really good shoe should you share the same or add a great spin! This is not silly, rather smart. If you like will and grace and Kelsey Grammer, DANNY DEVITTO my then apply.. Delia Laubly dlaubly@yahoo.com or call 520- 343-1177

October 03 2009 at 7:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
matt......=]

A hope they do it, its awsome, ive gt every episode on dvd

September 25 2007 at 12:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
chris howe

i dont think this is realy plese some one find out and email me the amsew i love frineds and on imdb.com there says therer no new seises of friend pls email if some has proth

April 11 2007 at 9:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mikemyyers

if this so called reunion show happens it will be great. I just hope they are also able to reunite all the writters cuz the writters were a major part in the show. Without them the show woulda sucked.(just look at the Joey series) I just dont know how they would be able to make the Spinoff with all the guys because it would mean there was a lot of tragedy like Chandler and Monica, and Rachel and Ross. For all we know they might make it seem like they are all still together but might not put them in the show maybe just some appearences. What ever they do or if they do it ill be there to watch.

I love the show friends and i miss it but at least i got all ten seasons on DVD

October 02 2006 at 5:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ulaf

I think Friends is not only sitcom. This six characters are friends of many peoples like pen palls. Do you like to see your friends again?

September 26 2006 at 6:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sean

they have to make another series of friends. i watch it relgiosly, joey was crap and there would be nothing wrong with putting it back on air, i do not think they should come back perminently although if they did it would be brilliant. they should do one or two thanksgiving or christmas shows an hour long, it would be great and if u do not like the show u must be very sad because it is very funny, u have no personality

September 22 2006 at 12:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
chloe

im reeli disapointed that ther not doin another friends its legend nd ill reeli miss it

August 10 2006 at 10:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kara-lee

is this true? i heard it in the westaustrlian a few months ago then havent heard anything.
are they areally coming back? please tell me!!!!

kara-lee
australia

August 02 2006 at 11:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kara-lee

is this true has anyone heard anything else about the return of friends it was in the west austrlian a few months ago but then have not heard anything else

kara-lee
australia

August 02 2006 at 11:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
shalini

I think it's GRRRREAT that Friends is coming back.. Clearly one of the BEST shows ever..I personally can never get tired of the show..It's so refreshing and uplifting..and the best part: everyone can relate to the characters and the events across cultures and continents. Those who don't like the show don't need to bother with it, please.

January 31 2006 at 3:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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