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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 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.
Originally posted 04/08/2004 01:00PM
The theme song promised they would be there for each other – and for 10 years the six stars of Friends truly were. Together they rode the bronco of sudden fame, hung on during a media backlash and tough salary negotiations and supported each other through personal crises, marriages and babies. As the show's May 6 finale approaches, the famous sextet looks back in a new book, Friends ... 'Til The End. In this exclusive excerpt – featuring never-before-seen photos from the set – they open up about the show and each other. Friends, says Jennifer Aniston, has been "like a gift you can't even imagine." Jennifer AnistonI was 23 years old when we started. Now here we are in our 30s and some of us have been married and some babies have been born. ... What's so weird about this show is that so much of our lives get in there. ... Whether it was a relationship thing or a parental thing, a situation in our lives is somehow always being played out on the show. ... It did feel like I was growing up in front of everybody.
Originally posted 03/29/2004 10:26AM
Call it "How you doin'?" meets "fuhgeddaboudit."
Originally posted 02/13/2004 11:00AM
"Friends" star Matt LeBlanc, 36, and wife Melissa welcomed baby girl Marina LeBlanc on Feb. 8 in L.A., PEOPLE reports. Both mom and Marina -- at 7 lbs. 1 oz. and 19 in. long -- are doing fine.
Originally posted 05/08/2003 11:20AM
Should Joey ever try to win Rachel's heart again on Friends, he might consider borrowing a page from the wedding handbook of his alter ego (and we don't mean Dr. Drake Ramoray): Take a spectacular Hawaiian evening. Add a cliff-top view of the Kauai surf. Bring in strumming guitars. And dance the night away with some of your best friends. So it was May 3 when Matt LeBlanc, who plays lovable lunk Joey Tribbiani on the hit NBC sitcom, married his fiancée of five years, model Melissa McKnight, before a crowd of 75 guests that included Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow. Says Kudrow: "It was so romantic and beautiful."
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