Friends

4:55pm Friday, March 25 on E4

Chandler is incensed when Monica spends a fortune on a new pair of black boots, but when she discovers that her sexy new footwear is playing havoc with her feet, she puts on a brave face and walks on rather than admit that he knows best. Meanwhile, when Phoebe learns that Ross’s son goes to the same school as Sting’s son, she plots to meet the singer, until she runs into his suspicious wife, Trudie Styler (guest starring as herself).

Jennifer Aniston has been confirmed to visit Cougar Town in the show’s second season.

The actress will reunite with fellow Friends star Courtney Cox on the comedy series, with a guest role planned for at least one episode.

Aniston will play Jules’ (Cox) psychiatrist Bonnie on the show, a similar guest role to which Friends actress Lisa Kudrow took on in season one, where she played a Jules’ dermatologist.

“[She’s] kind of a get-too-involved-in-her-life-type of therapist,” said series creator Bill Lawrence. “Those guys are so close in real life they kind of do that for each other anyway. Bonnie has the life Jules wishes she has.”

Aniston has signed on for one episode, but Lawrence says the role could be expanded.

“We’re very intentionally implying that it’s a therapist Courteney has been using for a while, and we’re certainly not going to make it like they’ll never see each other again,” he said. “So I’m crossing my fingers that if she has a good time it’ll happen again.”

This will mark the first time the pair have worked together since Cox’s last TV project Dirt.

Source: TV Squad

Homer Simpson has been crowned the greatest character created for film and television in the past 20 years.

The cartoon character has edged Harry Potter to win the title in a survey in industry magazine Entertainment Weekly.

Following the pair were Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Heath Ledger’s Joker from the Batman film, Tony Soprano and Jennifer Aniston’s Rachel from Friends.

The Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening said the character of Homer was easily relatable to its viewers.

“People can relate to Homer because we’re all secretly propelled by desires we can’t admit to,” he said.

“Homer is launching himself head-first into every single impulsive thought that occurs to him.

“His love of whatever has caught his eye is a joy to witness.”

Other characters to place in the EW poll were The X Files Moulder and Scully, South Park’s Cartman, The Office’s David Brent and Mike Myers Austin Powers.

Source: Herald Sun

 

Praise be! Television has finally answered one of my prayers!

Friends has been dumped by Channel 4! That’s right! After a million years on our screens, Joey, Chandler, Phoebe, Ross, Rachel and Monica will no longer clutter up our screens!

What an absolute joy this will be.

As someone who isn’t… nor has never been a fan of Friends, it thrills me to the marrow to know that from now on, endlessly re-runs of the show will no longer be lurking in the listings to bother me with “we were on a break!”, ‘Smelly Cat’ and “How you doin’?”

Repeats of the show will now be found on Comedy Central from October 2011.

“After 15 years, 10 hit series and 236 terrific episodes it’s time to say goodbye to old Friends and welcome new ones, in the form of more comedy, drama and entertainment from the US and UK,” says Gill Hay, the channel’s head of acquisitions.

Apparently, there are 236 episodes of Friends, but sometimes, it felt more like 2,363,920. Of course, I’m not saying the show was rubbish or anything… it just wasn’t for me… but seriously, it was so omnipotent in the listings that sometimes I felt like I was extra in the show.

All Channel 4 have to do now is ditch Scrubs and I’ll be a happy bunny.

Friday, December 25 on E4

Start the Friends Christmas and New Year marathon with this episode. As New Year’s Eve approaches, the gang make a pact to celebrate at Monica and Rachel’s flat without bringing any dates.

The popularity of Friends is almost unfathomable. It’s Beatles big. Statistically, more people watched the Last Ever Friends than lived on Planet Earth. A steamroller of jokes, hang-ups, bon-homie and wet-patches. Oh, and coffee.

Everyone had a favourite (except me because I was, and am, a cynical crank who is unable to remotely enjoy anything as glossy and accessible as Friends) and saw a lot of themselves in the romps and japes of the six New Yorkers.

When the show took a final bow, the world was inconsolable with huge numbers going to Times Square to watch the last episode in the open air.

However, the story isn’t over as one of the cast has claimed that a movie version of the hit sitcom is in the works.

James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther in the series, told the News of the World that Friends: The Movie is “definitely on”.

“I still keep in touch with a lot of the cast and they say that they are really keen,” he added.

The programme’s creators David Crane and Marta Kauffmann have reportedly agreed to write and produce the film, which will be shown in cinemas in 2011.

“The cast haven’t set the world alight since the show finished,” a source said. “But this film could relight some of their careers in a big way. Everyone knew the story had to be right and well-written. Getting the creators on board was a massive step forward for the production.

Tyler added: “The one thing I can tell you is I am definitely on board to do the film. I really loved my time on the show and I am looking forward to meeting up with the old gang again. I just hope we can do justice to the show in a film.”

It has surely got to be better than spin-off Joey?

Monday, September 28 on E4

In the last ever episode, Ross wants to be with Rachel, but she still wants to go to Paris.

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