Maybe you've heard: The NBC juggernaut Friends is coming to an end this year. But we bet you haven't been told why you needn't despair: There's another sitcom all ready to take its place, at least according to Topher Grace, adorable dork Eric Foreman on Fox's That '70s Show.
"I don't think [our period laugher] will replace Friends," the scrawny leading man says, tongue in cheek. "I think it will far, far surpass Friends as the best show ever in the history of the universe. But I don't want to set myself up for a downfall."
Truth be told, we wouldn't be surprised if Grace's smart-ass prediction turned out to be on the money. That '70s Show is on a roll this season, and, with its principals all lined up to continue, it's bound keep on rockin'. For his part, the Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! star still considers himself the luckiest geek alive to have landed the series in the first place.
"I was cast out of a high school play," he says. "So this has been an amazing experience. Especially in doing press for [Tad Hamilton] and kind of looking back, [I recognize that] the best part of [living in the '70s] has been being part of an ensemble, seeing how valuable it is to work with kids [my] age who are as talented [as my playmates].
"So," he concludes, "I learned the value of being part of a great [team]. Everyone kind of makes everyone else better."