UK fans of the hit US comedy Friends are celebrating after it emerged that the series is to return to British screens.
The show was cancelled by its home in the UK, Channel 4 subsidiary E4, earlier this year after about 3,000 repeats.
But with yesterday's publication of the TV listings magazines for next week, such as Radio Times,* came the welcome news that it is being revived on Comedy Central.
Now fans will be able to watch the antics of Joey, Chandler, Ross, Monica, Rachel and Phoebe in high-definition every night from Monday. And, to whet fans' the appetites, the channel is showing around 1,600 episodes over Saturday and Sunday.
"This is such wonderful news," said Friends of Friends spokesberk Natalie Splat. "Our members were beginning to fear they would have to find something to do in the evenings between eight and nine... like go out, or meet boyfriends or whatever."
*Other TV listings magazines are available - like TV Quick, or Total TV Guide. But they're pretty crap. TV Times is OK - a bit like Radio Times, but there are no radio schedules in it. And you can get supplements with the weekend newspapers these days, like We Love Telly in the Daily Mirror** on Saturday or in the back of the Culture section of The Sunday Times***.
** Other daily newspapers with TV sections are available on Saturdays.
*** Some other Sundays have them too.****
**** Why are you bothering with Radio Times?*****
***** Other TV listings magazines are available...