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 »
Posted on Monday, April 23rd, 2012 by Angie Han
Don’t get your hopes up too high just yet, but depending on how things go with Star Trek 2 it may just be possible for Bryan Singer and Bryan Fuller to try and bring Trek back to television at some point. Also after the jump:
- Bryan Fuller has a seven-season plan for Hannibal
- James Patterson’s Private series heads to television
- Netflix’s Lilyhammer gets renewed for Season 2
- HBO cancels The Life and Times of Tim after three seasons
- NBC picks up a half-hour sitcom from Matthew Perry
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Lots of good news on the TV front broke over the weekend so, after the jump, read about the following:
- Zachary Quinto and Jessica Lange are coming back for American Horror Story season 2 along with Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe.
- Creator Ryan Murphy offers hints about the show’s return and a surprising twist with the casting.
- Check out the teaser art for the second season of AMC’s The Killing.
- A new trailer for Game of Thrones season two has been released.
- Animated promos for NBC’s Community come online this week
- Well-known actors like Dennis Quaid, Cary Elwes, Mira Sorvino and many others are heading to TV.
Not sure how old I was, but I remember reading EW‘s “TV Preview,” drinking Barq’s on the couch, and I came across a new show called Friends. In that kid way, off one picture and a “skeptical” description, I knew it was going to be a hit. “Arm-chair executives,” we were labeled later. God, I hope this effing movie doesn’t happen.
A British tabloid reports that a big-screen version of Friends is indeed happening within “18 months,” due to the success of Sex and the City. Hey, 40-year-olds can still be friends in a genuine way, right? [koff] As long as everybody stays out of law school and blogs. The inside source provides a verbal mudslide of choice quotes, like this one…
‘What’s held back a Friends movie so far is that people were worried that Jennifer [Aniston] had simply become too famous to play Rachel again. …It really comes down to money, and I don’t think Jen has a problem with all of the Friends getting huge paydays for the movie.”
The Rembrandts await the call, as do a couple million people on exercise machines, and coffee shops. And the monkey (not that monkey)! Ladies and gentlemen, if this is the post-9/11 Big Chill, I hope somebody blows up the set.
Discuss: Friends, how many of us have them?