Friends With Better Lives: Another F.R.I.E.N.D.S In Making?
Talk of English sitcoms of the 90s and the first name that comes to our mind is F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Six young friends, living in Manhattan, dealt with the ups and downs of life and made the viewers fall in love with them - episode after episode. With 10 seasons, 236 episodes, dozens of celebrity guest appearances and millions of dollars in salaries, Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe became the household names that they still are, thanks to the worldwide re-runs. This one show changed the fortune of everyone involved in it, right from the actors to the writers and the makers.
Twenty years after the first episode was broadcast and 10 years since the last one, Dana Klein, the supervising producer of F.R.I.E.N.D.S, is back with a new show - aptly named Friends With Better Lives.
The promos of the sitcom are already out. Without showing any face, the current ad shows hands across a breakfast table and talks going on about F.R.I.E.N.D.S, using the world-known catchphrases of its characters. This clever marketing by the makers has instilled the hope in us that the same magic will be recreated this time as well. The campaign has also led to a lot of word-of-mouth publicity.
The sitcom, starring James Van Der Beek, Brooklyn Decker, Rick Donald, Zoe Lister-Jones, Majandra Delfino and Kevin Connolly, has been produced by Kapital Entertainment and 20th Century Fox. The series will be premiered on Romedy Now from March 31 onwards and it will be aired in India from April 1. The timing of the new show looks pretty apt as it is coming up right after another hit CBS show, How I Met Your Mother, is coming to an end. So the audience of HIMYM will now have another interesting show that can keep them glued to their couches.