08:40 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 10/01/2004 09:05AM
RENEWED: NBC announced Thursday it has given the go-ahead to produce at least nine more episodes of Joey, the Friends spin-off starring Matt LeBlanc, making it the first new sitcom in prime time to receive a full-season order. Joey, which costars The Sopranos Emmy winner Drea de Matteo, has averaged 16.4 million viewers overall in its first three episodes and ranks as the top-rated new comedy so far this season among NBC's target audience of adults aged 18 to 49. ... Also set for renewal: Punk?d, for three more 24-episode seasons, MTV has announced. What is not known is whether Ashton Kutcher, who?s been busy with other projects, will return as host. Stay tuned.
Originally posted 09/09/2004 06:00AM
1. She likes hitting the road: Fancy jets? First class? Nah, that's not de Matteo's style. In July, when the actress moved from New York to Los Angeles, where she's filming Friends spin-off Joey, she opted for a road trip in an RV. Her traveling companions: her parents (Al, a sofa-bed manufacturer, and Donna, a playwright), her musician boyfriend, Shooter Jennings (son of late country legend Waylon), and her two pooches (Charlie, a bulldog, and Cyrus, a Great Dane).
Originally posted 08/13/2004 06:00AM
He's still the same old Friend, but Matt LeBlanc, 37, is running with a new crowd this fall. "Change can be good," says the actor, whose spinoff Joey drops him in L.A. with supporting players Drea de Matteo (The Sopranos) and Jennifer Coolidge (Legally Blonde) as his sister and agent, respectively. LeBlanc recently talked about adjusting to solo sitcom life, and how he's handled another new addition: his 7-month-old, Marina.
Originally posted 06/09/2004 08:00AM
All is not running smoothly in Joey Tribbiani's new neighborhood, after all.
Originally posted 05/21/2004 05:00PM
WELCOME MATT: NBC offered an advance screening of the entire pilot episode of Joey to advertisers and TV journalists on Monday – and the crowd laughed plenty of times, while several critics chimed in with their positive reactions. Joey, of course, stars Matt LeBlanc reprising his Friends role as the big-hearted, if empty-headed aspiring actor Joey Tribbiani. Clearly, the network believes in Joey. The only time in recent memory that entire pilots were previewed was for The Cosby Show and The Golden Girls.
Originally posted 05/18/2004 08:10AM
In a rare gamble that seems to have paid off, NBC on Monday offered an advance screening of the entire pilot episode of Joey to advertisers and TV journalists as the network introduced its fall schedule.
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