In an effort to attract more eyeballs to their brilliant, yet perennially under-watched Thursday night lineup, NBC Universal President Jeff Zucker will announce at tomorrow’s NBC Up Front that he’s turning to a few of his old friends for a little help.
Six very famous friends to be more precise.
Turns out, that true to their theme song, they will be there for us. And come this fall — just when we [not to mention NBC] need them most — fans will once again be able to catch Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey each and every Thursday night at 8PM.
It’s the ultimate win-win situation. For the peacock network “It’s a dream come true,” expressed NBC development executive Sloof Lirpa. “It’s going to turn 30 ROCK, THE OFFICE and EARL into the mammoth ratings hits they so rightfully deserve to be.”
And for the gang from Central Perk, after a string of embarrassing box office duds and failed television shows, they’ll finally get their careers back on track.
Said a genuinely excited David Schwimmer in an interview with the LA Times, “I don’t think the six of us have been in the same room since the show ended.”
For more details, including interviews with all of your favorite FRIENDS, check back later in the day.