If you were happy to finally see some good news today, and saw the headline “NBC confirms ‘Friends’ new comeback season reunion!” — we hate to break it to you, but it’s probably not true.
According to Star Media, a website nobody has ever heard of, NBC is planning to revive friends for an 11th season next year.
“The rumor of a new season for Friends has been surrounding the web for months, but this time is more than a rumor!” Star Media reports, without citing any sources. “NBC network has confirmed they will launch a new season of Friends on 2014, it will be about their story in a comeback reunion!”
The story then nonsensically claims, “It’s still unknown if the original actors will accept NBC’s deal, but the dream of ‘Friends’ reunion is closer than ever!”
So, NBC confirmed that it is bringing back “Friends,” but the “Friends” actors haven’t signed onto the deal?
Considering the fact that all six of the main characters made $1 million per episode during the series’ final season in 2004 and NBC as a network is floundering as it is, this is highly unlikely.
So far, NBC has not outright denied that report.*
But “Friends” stars Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc all currently star on their own TV series, while Jennifer Aniston has a semi-lucrative film career and Smart Water commercial campaign. They are all so wealthy that they do not need to do another season, no matter how much we may want them to.
This story is like cruel Twitter death hoax, only the opposite.
*UPDATE: Warner Bros. confirmed to The Huffington Post that there will be no “Friends” reunion.