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Pilot Inspector: Befriending Friends Again, 20 Years Later

On Sept. 22, 1994, Friends premiered on NBC, and haircuts, coffeehouses, lobsters, trivia games, pivoting, Thanksgiving, pickup lines and break(-up) lines were never the same again. The sitcom phenom's cultural impact endures and its popularity remains unrivaled, but could we have foreseen all that by the time Chandler (Matthew Perry) shared his Liza Minnelli dream?

In honor of the series' 20th anniversary, Joyce Eng and Sadie Gennis decided to break out the pilot and look back at the one where it all began.

The hardest Friends quiz you'll ever take

"The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate": Having left her fiancé Barry at the altar ...
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Sam Waterston and Jane Fonda Reunite for Netflix’s Grace and Frankie

The Newsroom's third and final season won't debut until this fall, but at least one star has already lined up his next gig.

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Netflix's Grace and Frankie Adds Martin Sheen

Martin Sheen has joined the cast of Netflix's upcoming comedy series Grace and Frankie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. read more


Stars of FIVE on Breast Cancer
The One With Monica's Thunder
The One With The List
The One With The Sonogram At The End

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The One With Chandler and Monica's Wedding (Part 2)
The One With Monica's Thunder
The One That Could Have Been, Pt. 2
The One That Could Have Been, Pt. 2

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Year Title Description
2013 Global Voices: Blessed Is the Match
Season 6, Episode 10
Episode, Executive Producer
2007 TV Land Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2005 Related TV Show Series, Executive Producer
1994 Friends TV Show Series, Executive Producer
Grace and Frankie TV Show Series, Executive Producer

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Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda to Star in Netflix Comedy Grace and Frankie

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are reuniting for a new comedy series on Netflix, the online platform announced Wednesday.

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Friends Boss on Coming to Blu-ray, the Episode That Never Happened and Where Everyone Is Now

Now we can finally watch Green Acres Friends the way it was meant to be seen.

Friends: The Complete Series Blu-ray box set hits stores Tuesday for the first time, featuring all 236 episodes completely remastered, with 17 hours of extras from the original DVDs and more than three hours of all-new bonus features. Among the new content: New retrospective documentaries, a never-before-seen gag reel, and the original script and producer's cut of Season 8's "The One Where Rachel Tells Ross," which includes a Monica (Courteney Cox) and Chandler (Matthew Perry) story line that had to be modified in the wake of 9/11. The 21-disc collection is must-have for any diehard Friends fan who has been there since Ross (David Schwimmer) grabbed a spoon or is just learning what the "Joey special" is now in syndication. "I think we have something that's going to make Friends fans really happy," co-executive producer/director Kevin S. Bright tells

Friends exclusive: Peek at an extra from the complete series on Blu-ray!

Working with Warner Home Video, Bright was "very involved" in ...
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Jennifer Aniston and Demi Moore Bring Awareness to Breast Cancer in Lifetime’s FIVE

For Jeanne Tripplehorn, her role in FIVE served as a reminder.

"A few months ago I got a phone call saying that Jennifer [Aniston] and Marta [Kauffman, co-creator of Friends] were doing the project and I immediately said yes," says Tripplehorn. "When we started filming, I realized that I hadn't had a mammogram in two years. So I rushed out to get one immediately. My wish is that when people see this film, it will remind them to do the same."

Doing its part for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lifetime is giving us FIVE (Monday, 9/8c) . The quintet of five short films was directed by Aniston, Demi Moore, Alicia Keys, Patty Jenkins and Penelope Spheeris.

About 20 minutes each, the stories — with stars including Tripplehorn, Rosario Dawson, Ginnifer Goodwin and  Patricia Clarkson — deal with the emotional roller coaster that breast cancer patients and their families endure. The women's stories run... read more

Fall 2007: Bernie Mac Finds a New Family

Bernie Mac is working with producer Ben Silverman (Ugly Betty, The Office) on Welcome to the Family, an NBC reality pilot in which engaged couples from different religious, ethnic and cultural backgrounds meet each others' families for the first time. Mac will narrate the undoubtedly madcap fallout and serve as executive producer.... Also per the Hollywood Reporter, Friends cocreator Marta Kauffman is exec-producting Gifted, a Fox reality pilot that tests the skills of those who claim to have psychic abilities. [Closing eyes] I see... 4.2 million viewers. read more

Friends Vet Plots Her Return

In 1994, Marta Kauffman and cocreator David Crane gave the world six good Friends. Now, two years after that long-running series' celebrated swan song, Kauffman is back executive-producing a new show. Where her previous creations were, well, friends, now she is telling a story about people who are Related — the sassy and sexy Sorelli sisters of New York City, played by Jennifer Esposito (Spin City), Kiele Sanchez (Married to the Kellys), Lizzy Caplan (Freaks and Geeks) and Laura Breckenridge — in WB's new single-camera comedy (premiering Oct. 5). "I know it's kind of soon after Friends," Kauffman admits. "It kind of surprised me, too. But I am truly honored to be working on this show." Related, she promises, "has the camarade read more

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