Faux ‘Friends’ Reunion Rumors Dupe Fans

by Christopher Freeburn | April 17, 2013 11:17 am

FriendsTVshow[1]Fans of the popular sitcom Friends had their hopes raised this week when a series of Internet reports said that the cast of the 1990’s TV series were preparing to reunite[2].

Someone even went to the trouble of creating a poster for the alleged reunion. The poster indicated that the reunion had been scheduled of Thanksgiving next year. Other account said that Comcast‘s (NASDAQ:CMCSA[3]) NBC network had confirmed the reunion, Fox News noted.

However, the whole thing turned out to be a hoax. Time Warner‘s (NYSE:TWX[4]) Warner Bros. studio, which produced Friends, says no such project is under development.

And putting a seemingly final stake in the rumors, Marta Kauffman, one of the iconic show’s creators, has said that a cast reunion will never happen[5]. Friends was set in a time in the characters lives that could not be replicated as the cast ages, she told E! News.

Next month, Neflix (NASDAQ:NFLX[6]) will release 15 new episodes of cult TV series Arrested Development, reuniting the original cast of the show[7].


  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/FriendsTVshow.jpg
  2. were preparing to reunite: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/04/17/friends-reunion-rumors-send-fans-into-frenzy/
  3. CMCSA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CMCSA
  4. TWX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TWX
  5. a cast reunion will never happen: http://www.eonline.com/news/408841/friends-reunion-will-never-ever-happen-says-co-creator-marta-kauffman
  6. NFLX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NFLX
  7. reuniting the original cast of the show: http://investorplace.com/2013/04/15-new-arrested-development-episodes-are-coming-to-netflix/

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