Thanks to syndication, it's pretty hard not to catch old episodes of Friends on cable for a nostalgic trip to the past. However, one person who wants to escape memories of that time is one of its former stars, Matthew Perry.
"I honestly recoil," Perry told Good Morning America when asked about seeing old pictures of...
Tension was high during a mini-Friends reunion — but it was all fun and games for The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
In the staged video, Jennifer Aniston heads to former co-star Matthew Perry's house for advice for her co-hosting gig on Wednesday's Ellen. Perry, who's not too happy that she showed up unannounced, doesn't have a lot of words of wisdom to offer — and could not be more annoyed when Aniston references his recently canceled series Go On. Aniston, however, is stunned to find out that he's sleeping with Courteney Cox. Soon Portia de Rossi and DeGeneres herself attempt to stealthily slip out of Perry's house.
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Watch below for the reunion, as well as Aniston's chat with Ellen on the show:
NBC has canceled the Matthew Perry comedy Go On after one season, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
There's more tearful soul-searching than singing in Fox's Glee (Thursday, 8/7c) as the show tackles an issue that couldn't be more timely and topical, on Capitol Hill and in any community that worries about its children's safety in the wake of recent (and not-so-recent) tragedies. The episode is titled "Shooting Star," which should give you an indication of just what triggers such intense emotional anxiety in the halls of McKinley High. Some would argue that the way the story ultimately plays out trivializes the issue, and maybe they're right, but as unpleasant realities seep into what is usually a musical-comedy fantasy, the glee club won't be the only ones left shaken and perhaps even a little more awakened.
You can't help but get a deliciously squirmy tingle when the infamous (to the viewer, anyway) Hannibal Lecter quips, "It's nice to have an old friend for dinner" while serving tongue to his guests, including an unctuous and chatty shrink whom Lecter sizes up by coolly noting, "Your tongue is very feisty."
This scenario takes place several episodes into the midseason run of NBC's feverishly twisted, fascinatingly macabre and visually remarkable procedural-with-a-twist Hannibal (Thursday, 10:01/9:01c), by which time I was completely creeped out and thoroughly hooked. In much the same way A&E's Bates Motel introduces a younger version of Norman Bates before he had his crazy mama mummified in the cellar, Bryan Fuller's Hannibal presents the mad Dr. Lecter before his secret identity as a cannibalistic serial killer is known to anyone but his victims. He is caginess personified, taking on the role of advisor and therapist to tormented FBI profiler/consultant Will Graham (from Thomas Harris' Red Dragon). Will has an ability to project "pure empathy" and see grisly crimes from the killer's POV, which Lecter describes quite accurately as "an uncomfortable gift."