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10 Times The Characters On Friends Proved They Were The Ultimate Friendship Goals

The show's title should give it all away really, but it should come as no surprise that Friends is all about friendship, with the group featuring; Monica, Rachel, Ross, Chandler, Joey, and Phoebe, all being the best of friends who share life's ups and downs together.

While Friends has plenty of emotional moments, the overarching theme is comedy, and during the show, there are tons of moments shared between this group where they really do prove they are the best of friends.

Related: Ranking The 10 Best Possible Couple Options Between The Main Six On Friends

The group is what everyone hopes their friendship group will end up becoming, with the group really being the ultimate goals when it comes to friendship, and these 10 examples will prove that.
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19 Years Later, Reese Witherspoon Reveals She Turned Down a Second Friends Appearance

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Um, did you know that Reese Witherspoon's arc on Friends could have been much longer, but she turned it down? Well, neither did Jennifer Aniston. Witherspoon famously guest-starred as Rachel Green's younger sister Jill back in 2000 on season six of the beloved series, and in a joint interview with the Associated Press on Thursday, Witherspoon revealed she declined a second appearance because she didn't enjoy performing in front of a live audience.

"Did you know they asked me back and I said I can't do it?" she asked Aniston. "I was too scared." Much like all of us, Aniston had no idea and replied, "How doth you say this? You got scared?"

Related: 55 Gifts For People Who Still Aren't Over Friends

It's been 15 years since Friends officially went off the air, however, your favorite Central Perk crew could be reuniting very soon. According to The Hollywood Reporter,
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Viacom Extends ‘The Office,’ ‘Parks and Recreation’ Syndication Deals

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Viacom Extends ‘The Office,’ ‘Parks and Recreation’ Syndication Deals
The Office” and “Parks and Recreation” reruns will continue to air on Viacom linear networks for the foreseeable future.

The company announced that it has reached a new deal with NBCUniversal to keep “The Office” on Comedy Central through 2021. The series will then air in a non-exclusive window on Viacom Media Networks through 2025. “Parks and Recreation” will continue airing on Comedy Central through 2024.

“Keeping the exclusive rights to ‘The Office’ through 2021 is a coup for Comedy Central and Viacom,” said Tanya Giles, general manager of Comedy Central, Paramount Network, and TV Land. “Since acquiring it, we’ve reinvigorated the franchise on linear, drawing big audiences throughout our full day schedule. It’s also been a key lead-in to help drive viewers to our own original, acclaimed comedies. We’re so excited to keep it on our air that we wouldn’t even trade it for an iPod.”

For Viacom, the
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‘The Office’ And ‘Parks And Recreation’ Extend Cable Runs On Viacom Networks

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Viacom has renewed its cable license deals for NBCUniversal’s Parks and Recreation and The Office through 2024 and 2025, respectively.

Comedy Central will keep exclusive cable rights to The Office through 2021. Parks will on Comedy Central through 2024. The pacts come two months after Viacom secured cable rights to Seinfeld.

The news is the latest testament to the enduring power of vintage content to power TV networks and streaming services. The Office has been among the most viewed shows on Netflix, as was the case with an even older show, Friends, which is headed to HBO Max after its 2020 launch.

The Office and Parks, which aired back to back during their original linear runs on NBC, are both headed to Peacock, the forthcoming NBCU streaming service. NBCU shelled out more than $500 million to have The Office on Peacock by January 2021, a few months after it launched in April 2020. It also paid a
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HBO Max Orders Pilots From Producers Conan O’Brien, Michael Showalter

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HBO Max Orders Pilots From Producers Conan O’Brien, Michael Showalter
HBO Max has ordered two shows to pilot, one a comedy and the other a drama. The streamer will produce both pilots.

The comedy is titled “Gumshoe.” It follows a sweet, optimistic young cop and a creepy, crime-obsessed teenager who secretly team up to solve a murder. Aaron Brownstein and Simon Ganz will write, executive produce, and serve as showrunners with Randall Einhorn set to direct and executive produce. Conan O’Brien, David Kissinger, Jeff Ross, and Larry Sullivan for Conaco.

Brownstein and Ganz have previously worked together on shows such as “Santa Clarita Diet” and “About a Boy.” They are repped by Anonymous Content and Gang Tyre.

Einhorn, meanwhile, a comedy directing veteran, having helmed multiple episodes of shows such as “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Parks and Recreation,” “The Office,” “Modern Family,” and “Wilfred.” He is repped by Wme, Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment, and Goodman Schenkman & Brecheen.

O’Brien continues
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Tom Hanks Was This Close to Starring on Friends

Tom Hanks Was This Close to Starring on Friends
Tom Hanks wanted to be there for you, but he had a work thing. It's wild to think that any member of the Friends cast, both series regulars and special guests, almost weren't part of the show, but that was indeed the case in the show's 200th episode, "The One With The Male Nanny." Fans of the sitcom will remember that the nanny in question was played by Freddie Prinze Jr., but as the star revealed in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the role originally belonged to Tom Hanks! Yes, Woody was supposed to be the male nanny who watches over Ross and Rachel's daughter, Emma, and helps Ross get in touch with his emotions. That about fits the bill. But...
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Jennifer Aniston Sings in Morning Show Clip — Watch Her Big Musical Moment

Jennifer Aniston Sings in Morning Show Clip — Watch Her Big Musical Moment
If you loved Jennifer Aniston‘s performance of “Copacabana” on that episode of Friends (you know the one), just wait until you hear what else the unassuming chanteuse has in her repertoire.

Apple TV+ on Friday released a clip from The Morning Show‘s fifth episode (now streaming), in which Aniston’s character — seasoned TV personality Alex Levy — joins network executive Cory Ellison (played by Billy Crudup) for a performance of “Not While I’m Around” from the musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

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Will Arnett To Host Quibi Comedy Series ‘Memory Hole’ From ‘Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj’ Writer Scott Vrooman

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Will Arnett To Host Quibi Comedy Series ‘Memory Hole’ From ‘Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj’ Writer Scott Vrooman
Exclusive: Will Arnett is to host an irreverent comedy series for Quibi from Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj writer Scott Vrooman.

The short-form platform has ordered Memory Hole, which will be fronted by the Arrested Development star. Created by Vrooman, the show will explore the archives of the most cringe-worthy events in pop culture. The first season will be laser focused on Canada with Canadian Arnett skewering a myriad of topics most people forgot or never even knew existed.

The series will be produced by Shout! Studios, Vrooman’s Do Things! Inc and Arnett’s Electric Avenue in association with Quibi.

Tim Fornara, who produced TruTV’s Comedy Knockout, will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Arnett, Vrooman, Brent Haynes, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos also exec produce with Amy Kim and Jaime Burke as producers.

It is Arnett’s second project with the short-form platform; last month he signed up
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Jennifer Aniston Is Shocked Reese Witherspoon Turned Down Another Friends Appearance

Jennifer Aniston Is Shocked Reese Witherspoon Turned Down Another Friends Appearance
Reese Witherspoon's story arc on Friends could have been much longer. The 43-year-old actress played Jennifer Aniston's character Rachel Green's sister Jill Green on two back-to-back season six episodes of the NBC sitcom in 2000. In in a joint interview with the Associated Press, released on Thursday, Witherspoon revealed she gets uncomfortable acting in front of a live studio audience. "Did you know they asked me back and I said I can't do it?" she asked Aniston. "I was too scared." "How doth you say this?" Aniston said. "You got scared?" "Yeah, they asked me to come back and I was like, 'I'm too nervous,'"...
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Freddie Prinze Jr Says He Replaced Tom Hanks at the Last Minute to Play Sandy on ‘Friends’

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Freddie Prinze Jr Says He Replaced Tom Hanks at the Last Minute to Play Sandy on ‘Friends’
Who could ever forget Freddie Prinze Jr.’s role as Sandy, the recorder-playing, hand-puppet-loving, expert “manny” who was the very short-term nanny to Ross (David Schwimmer) and Rachel’s (Jennifer Aniston) baby daughter, Emma, on “Friends”? Well, you could have, if the role had gone to the actor who was going to play the male nanny: Tom Hanks.

“I wasn’t even supposed to be [Sandy], that was originally offered to Tom Hanks but he wasn’t gonna make it back from his film on time,” Prinze told Entertainment Weekly in an interview published Thursday. “And so my agent called me and said, ‘Do you want to be on Friends? And I said, ‘Yeah, I’ll do an episode of ‘Friends.’ That’ll be great.’ He said, ‘Yeah, it shoots tomorrow.’ And I was like, ‘What?’ He said, ‘Yes, tomorrow so I’ll send you the script.'”

And not only
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Friends: The Worst Episode Of Each Season (According To IMDb)

Friends may very well have gone down in history as one of the greatest sitcoms of all time, still remaining relevant today as new generations are introduced to the series, but that doesn't mean that the show didn't have a few bad episodes every now and then.

Related: Friends: 5 Worst Things Joey Did To Chandler (& 5 Chandler Did To Joey)

With lengthy seasons, there was always bound to be one or two that slipped through the cracks and that was the case. Even though Friends was an incredibly consistent show, there were still several episodes that didn't hit the mark.

Within this list, we will take a look at those episodes, revealing the worst episode from each season, according to IMDb, with the lowest-rated episode from all 10 seasons being revealed.
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'The Rachel' Latte, Anyone? How Pop-Up Cafes Became TV’s Hottest Spinoff

'The Rachel' Latte, Anyone? How Pop-Up Cafes Became TV’s Hottest Spinoff
Friends cafe Central Perk for the show's 25th anniversary, the lines were out the door for 12 hours a day of the weeklong experience. Fans snapped selfies on the iconic orange couch and ordered "The Monica" mocha cold brew or "The Rachel" matcha latte. (For the monthlong Friends pop-up in New York City, the waitlist grew to 150,000 people.) And ahead of season three of Stranger Things in July, Netflix and Baskin-Robbins transformed a Burbank ice cream store into ...

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'TV's Top 5': 'Friends' Reunion, Hallmark's Holiday Push, Inside 'Harley Quinn's' Dark Debut

Welcome to another episode of TV's Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter's TV podcast.

Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the week in TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners and executive guests and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as the case may be).

This week's five topics are:

1. Friends reunion! The six original stars and creators of NBC's beloved comedy are in talks to reunite for an unscripted reunion that could air on HBO Max ...
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Friends: 5 Couples That Are Perfect Together (& 5 That Make No Sense)

Our favorite sitcom is definitely still Friends, and we all have our favorite characters. Of course, as we watch the lives of these six friends over 10 seasons, they meet a lot of people along the way. Every character has had their fair share of dates and relationships, and we loved to watch their romance bloom or blow up in a horrific and hilarious way.

Related: Friends: A Quote From Each Character That Sums Up Their Personality

We know you have your opinions on the best relationships of the series, so we're here to settle it once and for all. Here are 5 couples that are absolutely perfect for each other, and 5 that had us yelling at our screens.
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Ranking The 10 Best Possible Couple Options Between The Main Six On Friends

They'll be there for you when the rain starts to fall, and that'll continue to be the case for the rest of time. Friends will go down in the history books as being one of the most influential TV shows of all time, mainly because of the attachment we all had to these iconic characters.

Related: Friends: 10 Couples Who Didn't Break Up Soon Enough

Today, in a more lighthearted approach to proceedings, we're going to take a look at 10 of the 15 best potential couples between all six of the main Friends characters. We've obviously taken Ross/Monica out due to them being siblings, and we've taken it upon ourselves to dwindle it down to the 10 that we believe to the best of the best.
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Friends: 10 Hidden Details About Monica And Rachel's Apartment

When it comes to Friends, the most iconic set from the entire series is Monica and Rachel's apartment, which plays host to the most scenes in the history of the show and many of Friends' funniest and most emotional moments throughout the 10 seasons. Even the final scene in the history of the show was shot in Monica and Rachel's apartment, proving how influential the set is. While the actual layout of things doesn't change too much throughout the show, there are many hidden details that fans aren't aware of.

Related: Friends: The 10 Worst Things Joey Has Ever Done, Ranked
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Charlie Puth Knew About the Friends Reunion Special Way Before Any of Us

Charlie Puth Knew About the Friends Reunion Special Way Before Any of Us
It's not that common, it doesn't happen to every guy and it is a big deal…that Charlie Puth knew about the Friends reunion well before the rest of us. Yes, as it turns out, the noted no. 1 fan of the '90s sitcom—and Irl friend of Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox—has been sitting on the big news for some time now. "I knew there was something happening and now that it's in the news, I can say I knew," he teased exclusively told E! News. "I was told not to say anything." Now that the secret is out about an HBO Max special in the works, he couldn't be any more excited—and is happy...
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Jennifer Aniston Honored at SAG-aftra Foundation's 4th Annual Patron Of The Artists Awards

Last week, the SAG-aftra Foundation's 4th Annual Patron of the Artists Awards honored industry leaders and artists who are champions for the arts and whose history of fostering creativity and creating opportunities has made a positive impact on the performing arts and the world.

Jennifer Aniston receives the Artists Inspiration Award

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The event took place at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.

This year’s benefit recognized entertainment industry leader and showrunner Greg Berlanti and trailblazing director/writer/producer Ava DuVernay with the “Patron of the Artists Awards” which commends their commitment to championing the careers of countless performing artists. Legendary producer/writer Norman Lear presented the award to Berlanti and critically acclaimed actor David Oyelowo presented to DuVernay.

The “Artists Inspiration Awards” were given to performers who use their platform to advance humanitarian and philanthropic causes.
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The History of Bad Ideas – Episode 306: Murder Quilt!

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Emanating from their studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, The History of Bad Ideas sees hosts Jason, Jeff and Blake talk about all things geeky on their podcast. Whether it’s rumours of the latest comic book movies, debating who really is the worst villain of all time, discussing the latest comic issues or just wondering about life in general, you are sure to have a fun time with them! In theory.

If you haven’t listened to the show before – why not? – you can check out previous episodes of The History of Bad Ideas podcast on iTunes and look out for new episodes here on Nerdly each and every week…

Episode 306: Murder Quilt!

Episode 306! The Hobi Gang is in their brand new studio and Number One Disney fan Doug is here! The guys make good on their promise from last week and draft a new Friends sitcom, rank the DC Universe films,
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Friends: 10 Hidden Details About Monica And Rachel’s Apartment You Never Noticed

Whether you grew up tuning into Friends each week to see what this ragtag group of New Yorkers were getting up to this week, or you've been streaming the series ever since it was made available by Netflix, it's easy to see why this show still makes a huge impact on people today.

The cast of characters we came to know on this hit sitcom were the focus of the series, of course, but the main sets featured on the show were just as prominent. What would the show be without Central Perk or the guys' apartment or better yet, Monica and Rachel's apartment?

Related: Friends: 5 Worst Things Joey Did To Chandler (& 5 Chandler Did To Joey)

There likely are things about Monica and Rachel's apartment, in particular, that you may not have noticed as of yet, but we are here to rectify that with 10 hidden details featured in their apartment you haven't noticed before.
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