Friends Co-Creator Promises a Reboot is 'Never Gonna Happen'

Norman Weiss

Friends co-creator promises a reboot is "never gonna happen"
"Nope, never gonna happen," says Marta Kauffman, responding to the '90s reboot craze. Now the co-creator of Netflix's Grace and Frankie, Kauffman says: "That show was about a time in your life when your friends are your family. Once you begin to have a family of your own, that is no longer the case, and your priorities shift. So the show is over."

Wendell Pierce to play Clarence Thomas on HBO's Confirmation movie
The Odd Couple and The Wire vet will star opposite Kerry Washington as Anita Hill in the movie dramatization of the Supreme Court justice's 1991 confirmation hearings, in which Thomas was accused of sexually harassing Hill.

Watch Scarlett Johansson's SNL promos
She and Kenan Thompson are new parents, but that won't stop them from partying.

Vice is getting its own cable channel, taking over for History's H2
The channel formerly known as History International will now be part of the Vice Media empire.

Showtime and HBO are suing over illegal Mayweather-Pacquiao fight live-streaming
Several websites are being accused of copyright infringement ahead of Saturday's fight.

SVU planning a transgender-themed episode for next season
The Season 17 storyline won't be based on Bruce Jenner. "We've already started our season 17 storylines. We're doing a story about a transgender teenager," says showrunner Warren Leight.

It's time to stop referencing The Wire when talking about the Baltimore riots
The HBO series, says Alyssa Rosenberg, "doesn't explain Baltimore. Enthusiasm for The Wire helps explain how fans of the show would like to feel about Baltimore, cities like it, and the people who inhabit them. We want to believe we have deep sympathy for and understanding of people whose lives bear the marks of institutional racism, decades of dreadful criminal justice policy, hopelessly inadequate educational systems and a profound lack of legitimate economic opportunity. And then we'd like to feel like there's nothing we really can do, and so there's nothing we are required to do."

Was Larry Wilmore's Nightly Show take on Bruce Jenner offensive?
According to Michael Slezak, Wilmore used Jenner's revelation to "fuel almost eight minutes of mock confusion, outmoded stereotypes and Colin Quinn's Pinocchio blathering about his own 'transition' from puppet to real boy." PLUS: How to properly tell a Bruce Jenner joke on TV.

Outlander deserves a lot of credit for showing an actual penis in sexual arousal
Starz confirms what was shown on Saturday's episode was actor Tobias Menzies' penis, and not a prosthetic. According to Maureen Ryan, the last time a penis was shown on TV in a sexual situation was in 2007's Tell Me You Love Me, but that was a prosthetic penis. "Menzies and the creative team behind Outlander deserve a lot of credit for going to that place," says Ryan, "because it must have been mighty intimidating to go against decades of TV taboos."

SVU's newest crossover with Chicago P.D. and Chicago Fire will be more unified
"I felt like if we were going to do it again, I wanted the stories and the plotting to be more integrated," says showrunner Warren Leight of tonight's crossover event.

Shirley Jones reacts to the death of Suzanne Crough, her youngest Partridge Family daughter
"Suzanne Crough … my sweet TV baby for 5 years … only 52 …never a sick day … two adorable children … a devoted husband …everything to live for … just fell asleep at the dining room table and left us forever," Jones said in a statement. "Dear God take care of my baby."

Dragon Ball is making a comeback after an 18-year hiatus
The Japanese animated series Dragon Ball Super will debut in Japan this summer, but a U.S. release date hasn't been set.

Victoria Justice signs on for Undateable's live episode
The May 5 live episode marks a return to Justice's comedy roots.

"Tio" from Breaking Bad is helping promote a new dingbell app
Mark Margolis, who famously played Hector Salamanca, is the official spokesperson for the app that allows you to tap a bell just like he did on the AMC series.

Golan the Insatiable moving from Fox ADHD to Fox primetime -- with Aubrey Plaza, Rob Riggle and Ken Marino
The animated comedy will premiere the first of six episodes on Fox's primetime on May 31.

Hayley Atwell took her DMV photo dressed as her Agent Carter character
Atwell tweeted a pic of her new driver's license, with the description: "So I told people I had to go to the dmv dressed as Peg. Wearing a harness, mic and Spanx. Anyone wanna see the pic?"

Evan Handler to star in a CIA-themed web series
The Californication alum will play a CIA analyst in The Analyst, which will run 10 episodes with each running eight minutes in real time.

Jennifer Lopez will perform a Selena tribute at the Billboard Latin Awards
The Selena movie star will honor the late singer during Thursday's awards show, which is on Telemundo.

Lizzie Maguire stars reunite
Hilary Duff on Monday posted a photo with her former TV BFF and little brother.

Morena Baccerin had to do comic-book research for her Gotham role
The former "Homeland" star admits she's never been into comic books.

Comedy Central orders a women's basketball league comedy from Jack Black
The half-hour comedy follows a group of misfit women in L.A. who form their own all-female basketball team.

Gossip Girl's Chuck Bass and Nate Archibald had a mini-reunion
Check out Ed Westwick and Chace Crawford at a charity event over the weekend.

PBS marking the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon with Last Days in Vietnam
Tonight's American Experience documentary will expand on the movie, which ran in theaters last year.

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