The year 2021 could be The One With the Friends Reunion Special. Matthew Perry tweeted Thursday that the HBO Max special, which has been delayed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic, is set to film in March. That would likely put the show on track to air in the spring.
A holiday advent calendar is the latest in a string of licensing deals for the ’90s hit sitcom that could see it build a long-lasting merchandising legacy.
NEW YORK (AP) — The big upcoming “Friends” reunion special is inviting a few extra friends — maybe even you. Castmembers of the popular show have announced that five fans will get a chance to watch the reunion taping live and rub shoulders with stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc […]
It’s official. Months after the 25th anniversary of the launch of Friends, the cast will be reuniting exclusively for an untitled unscripted special for HBO Max. It will be directed by Ben Winston and produced by Fulwell 73 (The Late Late Show with James Corden) and Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television.
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Repeats of the wildly popular laffer, which ran for 10 seasons on NBC, were anecdotally among the most-binged shows on Netflix before the series left the streaming service at the end of 2019. Soon, it will be one of the centerpieces of WarnerMedia’s HBO Max, when that streamer launches in May.
Warner Bros. is finalizing agreements with the cast of Friends for a reunion special that will likely be used to launch the HBO Max streaming service this spring, people familiar with the matter said. Under terms being discussed, each of the show’s six stars would receive between $2.25 million and $2.5 million.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Allee Willis, a songwriter whose work included the Broadway musical “The Color Purple” as well as the theme song from the TV show “Friends” and Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September,” has died. She was 72. The cause of death Tuesday was a cardiac event, her publicist, Ellyn Solis, told The New York […]
To celebrate the nation’s most enjoyable day of turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and acceptable gluttony and the 25th anniversary of Friends, local television stations around the country will be airing a marathon of Thanksgiving-themed episodes from the 10 seasons of the classic hit TV sitcom.
As mega-hit Friends continues to celebrate its 25th anniversary, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the six core stars and the creators of the NBC comedy from Warner Bros. TV are in talks to reunite on HBO Max.
As the sitcom about six twentysomethings marked its 25th anniversary on Sunday, it has spawned a devoted youthful viewership, especially among tween and teen girls who weren’t yet born when it went off the air in 2004. One of them is Esme Goldman, 13, shown streaming an episode of the ’90s sitcom via Netflix in her bedroom at her home, in Pasadena, Calif.
“Generation Friends: An Inside Look at the Show That Defined a Television Era,” (Dutton), by Saul Austerlitz In 1994, NBC was trying to find a show that could pull in ratings similar to the network’s mega-hit “Seinfeld.” Two writers pitched a show they saw as “Cheers” in a coffee shop. The show would go through […]
NEW YORK (AP) — See your “Friends” on the big screen. Deck out your place with “Friends” decor. Wear your “Friends” as jewelry. Heck, buy the “Friends” Lego set and pretend it’s for your kid. If you’re a “Friends” superfan, there are lots of ways to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary in September. “It transcends […]
Popular library shows are commanding hefty price tags and prompting bidding wars among streamers. TV studios are now bringing reps for creators and some key actors to ensure they get their slice of the pie and that high-profile talents stay happy.
It’s official: Friends is moving from Netflix to WarnerMedia’s streaming service, now officially called HBO Max. HBO Max will also be the new streaming home for all fare from The CW (which was previously housed at Netflix) as well as original feature films from prolific producer Greg Berlanti and Reese Witherspoon.
Friends — which last aired on broadcast TV 14 years ago — was the most binge-watched television show of 2018 thanks to the full run being on Netflix, according to a new study. The sitcom about twentysomething New Yorkers nabbed the highest share of binge sessions over the course of the year, according to TV Time, based on its analysis of the behavior of 12 million registered users worldwide of its app for tracking, commenting on and voting for television shows.
After a social media-driven frenzy, Netflix has confirmed that Friends will remain on the service throughout 2019, putting an end to fears the hit comedy from Warner Bros. TV would be leaving as of Jan. 1.
So no one tole you Friends and other 1990s sitcoms gloss over diversity and sexual identity? If you liked the show in the ’90s, it will still make you laugh and cry for all of the reasons it did before. But that feeling that something’s not quite right? You might call it progress.
Dolly Parton may reunite someday with her “Nine to Five” movie co-stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin on the pair’s Netflix series “Grace & Frankie,” but not yet. Executive producer Marta Kauffman said it’s too early in the life of the Netflix drama, which begins its second season in May. “The minute you bring Dolly […]
Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution clears the hit sitcom in 130 markets for its third cycle that begins at the end of 2013.
Available for the first time in TrueHD, the series is now sold in more than 50% of the country for its third off-net cycle.
The sitcom will run on the 15 Tribune stations in a cash-plus-barter deal and will available for the first time in true HD.