Tuesday, January 24, 2006


Friends to return...Oh my God!

Let's all applaud the public's poor taste in comedy! In news that is sure to delight all those who like a cheap laugh, TV sitcom Friends is returning to television after each of its six stars agreed multi-million dollar deals to star in four one-hour specials.

Yes the sound of laughter (canned laughter) will soon be heard again as the cast of Friends have reportedly agreed a $5m (€4m) apiece deal with NBC bosses in Los Angeles.

Scriptwriters have already started penning lines for the four double episodes, which are due to air this year.

Jennifer Aniston, who has filmed a string of movies since the final Friends episode, was the last to agree to the new deal.

An NBC insider says: "She's the one who had been holding out. But she's now agreed to reprise Rachel (Green).

"Bringing them back is a dream come true. Ratings will go through the roof."

Network bosses have also hinted at a second spin-off of the hit comedy, following the disappointing performance of Matt LeBlanc's show Joey. The new programme will see the three male stars - Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer and LeBlanc - pilot a series called It's A Guy Thing.

An NBC spokesperson confirms: "Negotiations on future projects are going on all the time."

So Friends returns. I guess they never ended it, rather they were just 'on a break'. This is dreadful news in my opinion. It's bad enough that Friends staggered on for as many seasons as it did yet now we're going to be subjected to even more episodes!

I'll confess that I used to enjoy Friends - for a time - but the show ended up going on for far too long and the writers quickly became bereft of ideas. The same thing has happened to The Simpsons and countless other sitcoms that have outstayed their welcome.

If only America could produce more quality comedies like Curb Your Enthusiasm as opposed to once again inflicting upon us a sitcom that should have never made it past the nineties!

Also, what's the deal with all the lame Friends spin-offs? Whatever next? Gunther's Coffee Shop? Friends should be left in the dustbin!

Could I be more pissed off?


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