Now that one of CBS’ most visible 2016 decisions is out of the way, the eye network sets its gaze on the new crop of pickups, and what they might replace. Officially ordered to series now are a Training Day sequel with Bill Paxton as the lead, and a thrice-baked MacGyver reboot, among others.
NBC’s Friends may have given us one of the last great three-camera sitcoms, but might it have been so successful under the original title, Insomnia Café? Or with Jon Cryer as Chandler? Find an extra capable of working the espresso machine, as the 33rd episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?’ commandeers the couch at Central Perk for some friendly facts from Friends.
The Age of Revivals spurred along by the likes of Netflix’s Fuller House or whatever NBC drags out of the dumpster next has many hopeful that Friends will finally get its oft-discussed reunion. Nope! Co-creator Marta Kauffman bluntly states “reunions suck,” at last putting an end to speculation.
Not to be outdone by HBO's announcement of a standalone streaming service (although totally outdone by Warner Bros.' DC slate), Netflix has picked up a few 'Friends' of its own, 236 to be exact. The streaming service confirms today that all episodes of Monica, Chandler, Joe, Rachel, Phoebe and Ross will be ready to watch in time for New Years' 2015, as announced by Gunther and the Rembrandts.
Understandably, 2013 has become a banner year for TV reunion in that 'Arrested Development' will finally dish out Netflix's revival season on May 26, while even the dormant 'Veronica Mars' got its act together for a fan-funded feature film, but the latest rumors have little merit, despite their long reach. Sources lacking credibility yesterday spread news of a 'Friends' reunion season, but despite the rumor's prevalence, no such thing will likely ever take place. Find out why inside!
More episodes for 'Episodes!' In what we can assume was either Showtime's most expensive attempt at a pun, or either the most redundant Google search, Showtime has officially issued a triple-decker for Matt LeBlanc by ordering another round of his hit meta comedy. But in all seriousness, how many episodes will the next round of 'Episodes' be? Will the former 'Friends' star receive a reduced order, or will he super-size it?
'Shameless' and 'House of Lies' have fallen to the wayside, and now we have 'The Big C,' 'The Borgias,' and 'Nurse Jackie' to tide us over for the time being, but how else are we going to survive the long wait until 'Dexter' and 'Homeland?' Why, with fresh episodes of 'Episodes' this summer of course! So how about a fresh look?