Continuing the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the hit NBC sitcom Friends, this Thanksgiving will see a holiday-themed event for fans who want to partake in a special edition of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in Hollywood.
The Warner Bros. Studio Tour in Hollywood will be celebrating “Friendsgiving” at the studio by letting fans tour specific locations “where Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Monica (Courteney Cox), Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), Joey (Matt LeBlanc), Chandler (Matthew Perry) and Ross (David Schwimmer) formed their unforgettable friendships both on and off-screen.” But since this is a special Friends Thanksgiving Warner Bros Studio Tour, there will a tasty meal included with your ticket. Read More »
Every now and then a television show is popular enough to warrant a big screen adaptation. Though NBC’s Friends was one of the most popular sitcoms of all-time, it never made the leap to theaters. But that changes this year for the show’s 25th anniversary.
Fathom Events is celebrating the milestone anniversary of Friends with a special three-night event playing 12 fan-favorite episodes in movie theaters. Along with the episodes themselves, there will also be exclusive interviews and never-before-seen content featuring the cast and creators of the show. Get more details on the Friends 25th anniversary screenings below. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, watch a collection of the various makeovers given to the Walt Disney Pictures castle logo from 1985 through present day. Plus, take a look back at the first time Paul Rudd ever pranked Conan O’Brien with a clip from Mac and Me, and listen as Julia Louis-Dreyfus breaks down some of her most famous characters from throughout her career. Read More »
This year marks 25 years since we met six New Yorkers who would become the most well known group of Friends in the world. Now the entire gang will be there for you in LEGO form as the building brick company is bringing to life the LEGO Ideas playset of the Central Perk Cafe, the central location of the beloved NBC sitcom that will soon be leaving Netflix.
Ross Geller (David Schwimmer), Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston), Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry), Monica Geller (Courteney Cox), Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc), and Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow) tossed back many cups of joe and worked through plenty of problems that life threw their way at Central Perk, and now you can build that adorable New York cafe and each of your favorite characters in this outstanding Friends TV series LEGO set. Read More »
Twenty-five years ago, six twenty-something New Yorkers sat in the the little corner coffee shop Central Perk and made history. To this day, Friends is one of the most beloved sitcoms in history, only finding renewed popularity once it hit Netflix a few years ago. They’ve been there for us for the past quarter-century, but soon they’ll be returning to their old haunt of New York City to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary with a special Friends pop-up NYC experience opening this fall.
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WarnerMedia has found a name for their streaming service: HBO Max. It’s not that original, as far as streaming service names go, but it gets the point across. In addition to featuring HBO programming, the new streaming service will also be the home to several original shows, as well as the owner of the exclusive streaming rights to Friends (sorry, Netflix subscribers who re-watch Friends constantly).
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IKEA is famous for providing furniture that can take forever to build and breaking up what seem like solid relationships in record time. But every now and then, they do something cool with pop culture that’s worth pointing out. This time, the Swedish furniture company has recreated the living rooms from The Simpsons, Stranger Things and Friends using their own furniture and some creativity. It’s actually kind of impressive how they pulled this off. Read More »
In this edition of TV Bits:
- MTV is remaking Punk’d and Singled Out, because there is no escaping the past.
- Netflix renews Dead to Me for season 2.
- A SpongeBob SquarePants spinoff is headed to Nickelodeon.
- The Ranch is ending with season 4.
- That viral Baby Shark song is becoming a TV show.
- Jennifer Aniston says the Friends cast is up for a reunion, if someone wants to get that going.
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Remember when Friends fans were panicking last year because it looks like the staple NBC sitcom would be removed from Netflix? The streaming service spent around $100 million to keep the exclusive licensing rights to stream the show through 2019. However, Netflix likely won’t be the exclusive streaming home to shows like Friends and The Office for much longer. That’s because the media companies behind them are starting their own streaming services, and Netflix might have to share the rights to some of their most popular shows. This could really shake up the streaming scene and end up being something either really bad for Netflix, or really unfortunate for new streaming services. Read More »
Posted on Monday, February 11th, 2019 by Fred Topel
TBS/TNT President Kevin Reilly presented his vision for the yet unnamed Warner streaming service during the Television Critics Association presentation on Monday. Warner Bros. wants in on those sweet, sweet streaming dollars, so they’re going to use their library and forthcoming original programs to launch their own answer to Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, CBS All Access, FXNow and the upcoming Disney+. Reilly is heading up WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service, and took questions from the television critics. Here are six things we learned about Warners’ plans to enter the streaming game.
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