Day: August 28, 2014

Maybe See TV? The week in pilots, script commitments and development deals (Aug. 28, 2014)

The Emmys may have celebrated the past year of television, and the new Fall TV series have yet to premiere, but Hollywood always keeps an eye to the future, and August still signifies the start to the following year’s development cycle. You’ll hear a lot in the trades and the trade winds from now through pilot season, which starts in earnest in January, all the way up to the cable Upfronts in the spring and the broadcast network Upfronts in May — when TV programmers present their new and returning lineups to impress and attract advertisers for 2015-2016. When...

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Jimmy Kimmel convenes Friends reunion of Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow; 20th anniversary of sitcom also plans real-life Central Perk

This is as close as we’re ever going to get to an actual Friends reunion, most likely. So thank Jimmy Kimmel for being such a devoted fan that he spent thousands on designing an exact replica of the Friends NYC apartment set, and convinced guest Jennifer Aniston to read his Friends fanfic with him — then surprised the Jimmy Kimmel Live audience even further by convincing Courteney Cox (Monica) and Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe) to also make appearances. Roll the clip to see Kimmel as Ross and Aniston as Rachel once more. Kimmel cracked that Joey and Chandler had died,...

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