It Finally Happens! ‘Friends’ Reunion Is About To Go Down!

The reunion of one of the most successful TV show in the world, “Friends”, is now officially in the making!

HBO confirms that the show will appear on HBO Max. Matthew Perry posted: ‘It’s happening’ –

After many years of talking about a reunion special, finally all cast members agreed to do it –
Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry.

HBO Max’s chief content officer, Kevin Reilly said – “catch on with viewers generation after generation. It taps into an era when friends – and audiences – gathered together in real time and we think this reunion special will capture that spirit, uniting original and new fans.”

According to different reports, each cast member will make between $2.25 mil to $2.5 mil.

The Reunion is Closer Than Ever – HBO Max Works On ‘Friends’ Special

Many fans over the world are waiting for years for the reunion of their favorite show “Friends”. The cast of ‘Friends’ teased the fans with Instagram selfie that went viral and now we are getting closer to the expected reunion.

Jennifer Aniston, one of the show’s top stars confirmed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that there will be no remake for the immortal show but a reunion is in talks. She said “I would love for there to be something, but we don’t know what that something is. So we’re just trying. We’re working on something.”

This September, at Tribeca TV Festival, Marta Kauffman and David Crane, co-creators/executive producers, said that there will be no reboot. Marta said – “We will not be doing a reunion show, we will not be doing a reboot. The show was about that time in life when friends are your family”. About the reboot, Kauffman said “It’s not going to beat what we did”. David continued  “We did the show we wanted to do. We got it right, and we put a bow on it.”

Netflix Takes Down ‘Friends’ in 2020 in The U.S

After rumors spread about it, it’s no confirmed – Netflix’s users in the U.S have only a few more months to watch the show.

The reason for that is that ‘Friends’ will be on HBO Max – WarnerMedia’s streaming service starting in 2020.

Robert Greenblatt, WarnerMedia chairman said –

“HBO Max will bring together the diverse riches of WarnerMedia to create programming and user experiences not seen before in a streaming platform. HBO’s world-class programming leads the way, the quality of which will be the guiding principle for our new array of Max Originals, our exciting acquisitions, and the very best of the Warner Bros. libraries, starting with the phenomenon that is Friends.”

The show “The Office” will be also taken down in January 2021 according to Netflix statement – “We’re sad that NBC has decided to take ‘The Office’ back for its own streaming platform – but members can binge watch the show to their hearts’ content ad-free on Netflix until January 2021.”

Marta Kauffman, The Creator of Friends, Said Something We Were All Afraid Of

Marta just broke millions of hearts by saying there will never be a show reboot…

On an interview with the Rolling Stone magazine Kauffman said that a reunion episode won’t hold the hype of the show’s committed fans and might disappoint them.

When trying to explain her point of view she said: “One, the show is about a time in your life when your friends are your family. It’s not that time anymore. All we’d be doing is putting those six actors back together, but the heart of the show would be gone.”

She continued: “Two, I don’t know what good it does us. The show is going just fine, people love it. [A reunion] could only disappoint. ‘The One Where Everyone’s Disappointed’.”

4 years ago Netflix made a big move acquiring Friends, which was debut on 1994, in a massive deal – 118 million dollars!

Marta shared her experience with the show airing in Netflix – her daughter’s friends asked if she is familiar with ‘that new show’ that lately launched on Netflix.

It’s not only Marta who doesn’t like the idea of a reunion – Matt LeBlanc (better known as Joey Tribbiani) also said it will never happen.

Matt LeBlanc said with Brisbane’s 97.3FM Bianca, Terry & Bob: “I understand that people really want to see that reunion. But that show was about a finite period in these six characters’ lives, between 20 and 30.” He continued: “I think everyone’s imagination of what they (the characters) are doing is better.”

Moreover, The 50-years-old actor hinted that there is more than one member of the original cast would be unwilling to be in a reunion. “It’s not any one person,” he claimed. “I think it’s better to just leave it. I think it’s something that doesn’t come along very often. That was a really special thing, and the stars aligned right for that.”

David Schwimmer, known as Ross Geller, said 8 years ago: “I really like how the show ended. I really love how it ended. I think it was kind of a perfect ending, and I can’t see any good reason to revisit it.”

Blackpool police hunt David Schwimmer ‘lookalike’ suspect and posted his picture Facebook

Officers from UK police shared on Facebook a CCTV still of the man, who ‘looks like Ross from Friends’- David Schwimmer, clutching a crate of beer. ‘Friends’ fans inundated with comments from Facebook users after issuing an appeal for an alleged thief bearing a resemblance to the Friends star David Schwimmer and bombarded Blackpool Police’s post with jokes inspired by the loved 90s sitcom. Many posted references to some well-known lines by Ross from ‘Friends’.

After the police check for Schwimmer location, they announced that David Schwimmer ‘lookalike’ was not in the UK at the time of the offense-
“Thank you to everyone for your speedy responses. We have investigated this matter thoroughly and have confirmed that David Schwimmer was in America on this date,” they wrote.

Do you recognise this man? We want to speak to him in relation to a theft at a Blackpool restaurant on the 20th…

Posted by Blackpool Police on Tuesday, October 23, 2018

 

It’s Friends 24th Birthday Today!

Friends is an American television sitcom that we all know and love even before the days of Netflix, Amazon Prime, and binge-watching series.  This was when a sitcom, named Friends (which aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004), reigned supreme, including one particular American series that soon became one of the most iconic TV shows of its time. It means today it’s Friends 24th birthday!!!!

Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California was where the show was filmed and took place at. All 10 seasons of this loveable sitcom ranked within the top ten of the final television season ratings; extremely reaching the number one spot in its eighth season. The series finale was aired on May 6, 2004, watched by around 52.5 million American viewers, making it the fifth most-watched series finale in television history, and the most-watched television episode of the 2000s decade.

During that decade, Friends sitcom told us the story of a group of pals living in New York City, with Ross, Monica, Chandler, Rachel, Phoebe and Joey, starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, all guiding us through the ups and downs of relationships, careers, babies, big city life and, the important of all- friendship.

Although Friends ended in 2004, the cast is still making bank- some cast members’ careers after the show were more lucrative than others. Individually, friends stars net worth starts at $70 million, with the highest earners reaching $220 million.

The show’s lowest-valued cast member would be Lisa Kudrow. Back in the day, she played Phoebe, the quirky one in the group, and though Friends was one of her biggest roles, she’s still active in Hollywood has been on such shows as The Comeback, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Grace.

Next up is the one with his famous line: “How you doin’?”- who else than our beloved Matt LeBlanc. His recent stint as a Top Gear host may have been brief, but his net worth reportedly stands at a cool $80 million. He played Joey In the series, the goofy (and stupid with the big heart) character.

Matthew Perry stands firmly next to his co-star, LeBlanc, and onscreen roommate, also worth a nice $80 million. Matthew has found some success in films and also with his stage work, after playing the permanently wisecracking Chandler.

 David Schwimmer, Dr. Ross Geller, should be with an estimated worth of $85 million after playing the smart guy in the group, the dinosaur lover- and Monica Geller brother.

The next one is Courtney Cox that her net worth is slightly more north of her co-stars’! Cox comes in a comfortable $120 million. Since leaving behind the clean-obsessive (OCD much?) Monica, she stars in Cougar Town for six years, and also had a hand in many film and TV projects since then.

Cox and ex-husband, David Arquette, own their own production company, Coquette Productions. In August, they announced that Cox will join the cast of the Shameless next season (US version).

Friend Highest valued cast member is Jennifer Aniston, who reigns with a tidy $220 million net worth. Aniston isn’t only known for her role as Friend group member Rachel Green, she also known for numerous Hollywood movie roles, for her marriage to Brad Pitt (her ex-husband) and Justin Theroux.