"Friends" is coming back...

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  1. Vito the TiVo

    Vito the TiVo Rockin' the Suburbs

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    and there may be another spin-off:

    http://www.hollywood.com/news/detail/id/3477372
     
  2. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

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    Man, just let these poor people go; it's dead.
     
  3. Azlen

    Azlen Well-Known Member

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    I saw that exact story months ago. It was a hoax then and I am sure its a hoax now.
     
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  5. edc

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    The specials are a distinct possibility, the second spin-off less so. The six have always enjoyed hanging out, and are apparently friends in real life. If the network is willing to shell out the bucks, why not?

    Matthew Perry is supposedly attached to Aaron Sorkin's new show.
     
  6. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

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    Last I heard, Matthew Perry had gotten unattached to Sorkin's new show.

    Why not four one-hour specials? It's not like Jennifer Aniston's movie career is taking off into the stratosphere. None of them have really scored big since Friends ended.
     
  7. smak

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    Yah, Perry is unattached to Sorkin's show now.

    It all sounds like it's a joke, especially the title of the new series, but I think it's true.

    -smak-
     
  8. edc

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    A random thought. It makes no sense for the three male characters from Friends to do a series (Joey, Chandler and Ross open a strip club together! Wackiness ensues!). Would viewers accept a show with the same actors together playing different characters?
     
  9. Dmon4u

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    So......

    does this mean 'Joey' is finished ?

    I thought the word was it was coming back next Fall.
     
  10. edc

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    "Joey" was done at the season premiere, when it got beat by "Everybody Hates Chris."

    It would have been cancelled mid-year if NBC hadn't made guarantees to LeBlanc and Warner for two full seasons.
     
  11. Neenahboy

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    Random thought:

    If this were true, wouldn't other news outlets have picked this up by now?
     
  12. Azlen

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    If its true then why didn't NBC announce it at their TCA press conference today?
    The only source of this story seems to be WENN, which isn't exactly the most reliable news source out there.
    I call Shenanigans.
     
  13. forecheck

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    As I read that article I had to double check that I wasn't at The Onion site, something just doesn't sound right.
     
  14. mrpantstm

    mrpantstm Well aren't you

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    $5 million apiece. damn, I'd do a comeback for that.

    Is that $5 million per 1 hr special episode. Or for all four?

    NBC must really be desperate and stretching for anything.
     
  15. Dmon4u

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    Blood in the water with what appears to be major changes in next years lineup of shows. They better hope that new football package pays off, big time.
     
  16. Jeeters

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

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    I would think the characters are getting too old. Do people really want to see a sitcom of dysfuntional 30-somethings sitting around drinking coffee and discussing their upcoming 40th birthday? Aren't most of this show's original vicarious fans now married and busy with family to really care anymore? There are amusing jokes that can be made for a 20-something character who has a pet monkey or a duck. Add a decade or so and that character becomes just sad.
     
  17. DougF

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    I don't buy it, though I like this idea for reunions. It's how I've alwasy hoped "Cheers" or "Seinfeld" might be back. Those two-hour made-for-TV movies for sitcom reunions usually suck. Making new, taped-before-a--studio-audience shows is a better idea,
     
  18. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    Maybe I am one of the few people that actually enjoyed Joey...
    I just think it was doomed to fail, since they put it at 7pm on Thursdays.... There is no way it could pull the same raitings that the Friends did.

    I think Season 2 of Joey took big steps forward (except for the introduction of Zack he almost counters all the improvements).

    Couldn't Joey survive on Tuesday or even Monday?

    Either way, another spin off with just the three Guys.... I don't think so.
    We know one is married with TWO kids, doesn't live in the city any more.
    We know Ross was "probably" going to marry Rachel and already has 1 child together, and then mix in "Ben"
    We know Joey is busy out in LA (what is he going to stop all that and move out on his family again, and if so... Alex will probably be with him)

    Yah... Three "single" guys and all their dating mayham, with their new married lifes... Sure it will be the same hip show Friends was....
     
  19. jlb

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