Friends stars reunited
Story by Jack Foley
JENNIFER Aniston and Courteney Cox, two of the stars of hit TV show Friends, are teaming up again for the first time since the long-running show ended in 2004.
Aniston has agreed to make a guest appearance in an episode of Cox’s new show Dirt, which examines the relationship between the entertainment industry and US tabloid magazines.
Cox plays a ruthless editor on the show and Aniston will appear as a rival.
The series is being screened on FX Networks and is executive produced by Cox and her husband, David Arquette. The episode in question will bring the first season to a close in the US on March 27.
Marketing for the series debut was so intensive that ratings for the 18-34 demographic were the highest number FX has seen for a drama premiere.
That’s good news for Cox since Dirt is the actress’s most high-profile project since Friends ended.
Aniston, on the other hand, has enjoyed a fair amount of movie success in films such as Friends With Money, Derailed and The Break-Up, for which she was recently recognised with a People’s Choice Award.
Where are our Friends now?
Of the other Friends stars, Lisa Kudrow – aka Phoebe – enjoyed minimal success as Valerie Cherish, the main character of the HBO original series The Comeback.
Despite winning some positive reviews, however, the show was not renewed for another season.
Matt LeBlanc’s spinoff Joey was also cancelled due to falling ratings.
But there has been some success for Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer.
The former won positive reviews for ensemble comedy-drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, the latest creation from The West Wing scribe Aaron Sorkin.
And he recently received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the TNT movie, The Ron Clark Story, about a small town teacher who relocates to the toughest class in the country.
Schwimmer, meanwhile, has since appeared in the critically-acclaimed West End production of Some Girl(s), TV show Curb Your Enthusiasm, alongside Simon Pegg in comedy-noir Big Nothing and is set to provide vocal support for incoming animated movies Madagascar 2 and Pixar’s Ratatouille.