‘Friends’ Reunion: Courteney Cox Heads to Matthew Perry’s ‘Go On’
Monica and Chandler are reuniting … sort of.
NBC’s freshman comedy Go On is staging its first onscreen Friends reunion, with Courteney Cox checking in for an episode of the Matthew Perry comedy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
Cox will join Perry, her former onscreen husband Chandler Bing on Friends, for an episode set to air in April. Cox play a character who meets Anne (Julie White), who then tries to set her up with Perry’s Ryan. It marks the duo’s first small-screen reunion since the Emmy-winning NBC comedy ended its 10-season run in 2004.
For Cox, who stars on TBS’ Cougar Town, the Go On guest stint also marks a reunion with former Friends executive producer Scott Silveri, with whom she worked on the series from 1996 through its final season.
This marks the latest Friends reunion for Cox, who has also guest starred on Lisa Kudrow’s Showtime adaptation Web Therapy (David Schwimmer has appeared as well). Kudrow, meanwhile, also appeared on an episode of Cougar Town during the comedy’s run on ABC, as did Jennifer Aniston, the latter of whom also guest starred on Cox’s FX comedy, Dirt. (Schwimmer, meanwhile, directed two episodes of Friends spinoff Joey, starring Matt LeBlanc.)
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Courteney Cox likes calling the shots, literally.
The “Friends” alum has been involved extensively behind the scenes on her subsequent series, the two-season FX tabloid drama “Dirt” and the comedy “Cougar Town,” which moves from ABC to TBS for its fourth season starting Tuesday, Jan. 8. She’s been an executive producer on both, and she also directs five of the upcoming “Cougar Town” episodes, including the season premiere.
Cox tells Zap2it she felt confident “Cougar Town” mentor Bill Lawrence (who continues as a series writer and consultant) “was going to give me that shot,” since she also directed two episodes late in the show’s ABC run. “Once I did the first one — which had a big ‘Braveheart’-type battle that let me have a good time and open the show up — it was like, ‘OK, good. Now we can trust her.’
“I’m also involved in editing the show, and I have been since the beginning,” Cox adds, “so it’s kind of a no-brainer that I became one of the three directors for this year.” One of the others is John Putch, the son of actress Jean Stapleton, alias Edith Bunker on the landmark show “All in the Family.”
Cox tackled her latest “Cougar Town” duties after directing last June’s movie “Tall Hot Blonde” for Lifetime. “I’m so proud of it,” she reflects of the true drama about a murder that resulted from an online hookup. “It was done in 16 days, and I wish Garret Dillahunt would get nominated for an Emmy for it. He was just amazing, and so was [co-star] Laura San Giacomo.”
If Cox is satisfied to be directing a third of the new “Cougar Town” stories, she’s also happy with the amount of acting work the season requires from her as newly remarried mom Jules. “I love doing 15 episodes,” she says. “It’s a perfect amount.”
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Hollywood actress Courteney Cox has turned interior designer as part of a new campaign to raise funds for a children’s health organisation.
The former Friends star has handpicked her favourite homewear items, including chairs, cushions and vases, to showcase on the Joss & Main website, reported Contactmusic.
“We are thrilled to present Courteney Cox’s Curate for a Cause collection. Inspired by her Malibu home’s signature ‘organic modern’ style, the Cougar Town actress brings A-list appeal to this exclusive array of furniture and accents,” the website reads.
A portion of the proceeds from any sales will go towards the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation (EBMRF), to raise awareness of the tissue disease.
“Please check out my Curate for a Cause Sale to help raise funds for The Ebmrf,” Courteney posted on Twitter.
With Wednesday’s announcement that Cougar Town would officially be coming to TBS, we couldn’t help but ask star Courteney Cox the second burning question on our minds: Has she, like her alter ego Jules during last night’s episode, ever forgotten to flush? “I actually don’t flush a lot,” she admitted to Vulture at the Turner networks upfront luncheon at Del Posto. “That’s because I pee about five times during the night. If I flushed every time, somebody would would wake up. I flush when it’s important, you know?”
So that’s settled! As for the move from ABC to a new network, the actress couldn’t be happier about the cul-de-sac crew boozing into the New Year, and it’s all thanks to series creator Bill Lawrence’s “never say die” attitude. “You know, Bill kept saying this show is not going to go away, it’s not going to go away. When he speaks like that, you know that he means it. I don’t know what his plan was, but what he and ABC Studios did by pursuing this deal just shows how much faith they have in the show,” Cox said. “We love doing this show, and it’s a great fit because TBS really promotes their shows. We have a lot of fans that are very avid, we just need more of them. Being on TBS is a shot to get a new group of people to check us out.” The actress, who just finished directing the upcoming Lifetime movie Tallhotblonde, based on the true story of a romance that begins online and ends in murder, said she’s looking forward to spending some downtime with her daughter, Coco, 7, before Cougar Town resumes production on new episodes in August for a premiere in 2013. On the other hand, her wheels are already turning when it comes to cable’s near-limitless boundaries. “As a producer, I can’t wait. This is a fresh start. It will feel like the same show, but we’re going to have a new [showunner], there will be new people, new changes.”
That last comment from Cox set off our Spidey senses, since in all of the reporting about the show’s move to TBS, we hadn’t heard anything about staff changes on the show. Vulture contacted a rep for Lawrence, who confirmed that Cox hadn’t been sipping out of Big Carl for too long: It turns out Lawrence and co-creator Kevin Biegel are indeed planning to step back from day-to-day oversight of Cougar Town. They’ll remain actively involved in the creative direction of the show, but Lawrence, Biegel, and Cox are now hunting for a new showrunner to oversee the first batch of ten episodes for TBS. It’s unclear yet whether they’ll bring in someone from the outside or look from within the show’s current writing ranks.
Cougar Town is very much on the bubble but a possible cancellation by ABC would not necessarily spell the end of the underrated comedy about a group of wine-loving friends. I’ve learned that TBS has been in talks with Cougar Town producer ABC Studios about potentially picking up the series starring Courteney Cox if ABC ends up canceling it. Sources close to the situation stress that the conversations are very preliminary and that transitioning a broadcast series to cable is always tricky financially. “Should the show become available, TEN looks at all opportunities presented to us that fit our brand,” a rep for TBS’ parent Turner Entertainment Networks said, declining further comment.
Cougar Town has had a rough third season. It was taken out of the protected post-Modern Family time slot. Its order was reduced and it was kept off ABC’s fall and midseason schedules until finally landing in the Tuesday 8:30 PM slot after Work It fizzled. Because Cougar Town is produced by ABC’s sister studio, one could assume that the network is aware of the talks with TBS and that the company as a whole might be exploring ways to continue the praised comedy series, which enjoys a devoted following by a core group of passionate fans and is a season away from a shot at syndication.
As ABC is reviewing its comedy pilots for next season, several of its existing series have a good shot at renewals. In addition to Modern Family, The Middle, Suburgatory and Happy Endings, which are assured to return, that also appears very likely for midseason entry Don’t Trust The B—- In Apt. 23, which has several other networks interested and ready to scoop it up if ABC passes. Also looking good to come back is Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing, which had a tough assignment to hold its own as the only multi-camera ABC comedy trying to open a new comedy night for the network. A pickup of Cougar Town by TBS (or ABC) would complicate things for two pilots, CBS’ untitled Louis CK/Spike Feresten project and NBC’s Kari Lizer project, both of which star Cougar Town cast members in second position, Dan Byrd and Josh Hopkins, respectively. If Cougar Town moves to TBS, it would be the second consecutive Bill Lawrence comedy to switch networks, following Scrubs‘ jump to ABC following its 2008 cancellation by NBC. Lawrence co-created Cougar Town with Kevin Biegel. Turner previously picked up another broadcast series, NBC drama Southland, which was recently renewed for a fifth season by TNT.
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Cities like NYC and Austin, TX are known for their lust-worthy consignment boutiques, but for those who don’t live in or near a fashionable metropolitan area can now get the same experience online.
Enter TheRealReal.com, which boasts an extensive selection of pre-owned high-priced clothing, accessories and shoes, which jam-packed loosest can no longer hold.
“We comb the most fashionable closets around to give our members insider access to the world’s best previously-owned jewelry, accessories, and clothing — from Hermes and Chanel to Balenciaga and Lanvin,” a rep for The Real Real tells Us Weekly.
Better yet, The Real Real also has the A-lister connection, and through it delivers celebs’ most-loved wardrobe staples right to fashionistas’ doors.
“We’ve had Courteney Cox, Jen Garner, Whitney Port all donate their clothes through The Real Real with proceeds going to charity,” a rep for the site tells Us. “We’re also in talks with many celebrities to donate clothes with portions to their causes.”
Another perk: the regular sales are curated by some of the fashion industry’s most highly regarded stylists like Jeanne Yang (Katie Holmes’ partner of the clothing line Holmes & Yang) and Kate Bosworth’s pro and StyleMint collaborator, Cher Coulter.
Get more details and join the buzz at therealreal.com.