TBS Sets Table for 14-Episode "Thanksgiving with Friends" Marathon
There's no funnier way to spend Thanksgiving than with friends, especially when those friends just happen to be named Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Ross, Chandler and Joey. TBS is setting the Thanksgiving table for a 14-episode marathon of the hit sitcom Friends. Kicking off Thursday, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m. (ET/PT), TBS's Thanksgiving with Friends marathon will include all 10 Thanksgiving episodes of the popular series, along with four bonus episodes about the time Rachel and Ross "were on a break" in their relationship. A complete schedule is included below.
Friends follows siblings Ross (David Schwimmer) and Monica Geller (Cougar Town's Courteney Cox), along with their close-knit group of friends, Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry), Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow), Joey Tribiani (Matt LeBlanc) and Rachel Green (Jennifer Anniston). The series debuted in 1994 and proceeded to become one of the highest-rated shows on television. Kudrow and Aniston were both Emmy(R) winners for their work on Friends, and the show won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2002.
Guest stars featured in Friends' memorable Thanksgiving episodes include Brad Pitt as Ross' former high-school buddy and co-founder of the "I Hate Rachel Green Club," Morgan Fairchild as Chandler's incredibly hot mom, Christina Applegate as Rachel's self-centered sister, Michael McKean as Monica's demanding boss, Sherilyn Fenn as one of Chandler's girlfriends and Eddie Cahill as Rachel's handsome but inexperienced assistant.
TBS's Thanksgiving with Friends - Thursday, Nov. 28
10 a.m. - "The One Where Underdog Gets Away" (TV-PG) - Monica intends to host a cozy Thanksgiving feast in her apartment with her friends, but her plans go awry, and the feast becomes a fiasco.
10:30 a.m. - "The One with the List" (TV-PG) - Rachel makes a painful discovery concerning Ross. Monica's new boss (Michael McKean) gives her an impossible task.
11 a.m. - "The One with the Football" (TV-PG) - On Thanksgiving, a good-natured football game between the friends reveals some serious rivalries.
11:30 a.m. - "The One with Chandler in a Box" (TV-PG) - On Thanksgiving, Joey wants to punish Chandler for kissing Kathy. Monica gets a surprise when she visits an eye doctor.
Noon - "The One with the Thanksgiving Flashbacks" (TV-14-D) - The friends find out about Monica's worst Thanksgiving ever. Morgan Fairchild guest-stars as Chandler's mother.
12:30 a.m. - "The One Where Ross Got High" (TV-PG) - On Thanksgiving, Chandler tries to gain favor with Monica's parents, but an old secret involving Ross causes problems. Undomestic Rachel's dessert proves intriguing.
1 p.m. - "The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs" (TV-PG) - Chandler's irrational fear causes problems when Phoebe brings home a cute dog. Rachel's assistant (Eddie Cahill) gives her a Thanksgiving surprise.
1:30 p.m. - "The One with the Rumor" (TV-PG) - Monica encounters a high-school friend (Brad Pitt) and invites him to Thanksgiving Day dinner.
2 p.m. - "The One with Rachel's Other Sister" (TV-PG) - Rachel has a bone to pick with her self-centered sister (Christina Applegate) on Thanksgiving.
2:30 p.m. - "The One with the Late Thanksgiving" (TV-PG) - Monica prepares a Thanksgiving feast for the gang, then becomes enraged when everyone shows up late; Phoebe convinces Rachel to enter Emma in a baby beauty contest.
3 p.m. - "The One with Phoebe's Ex-Partner" (TV-PG) - Phoebe's ex-singing partner wants to make Phoebe's signature song, "Smelly Cat," a commercial success. Chandler dates a woman (Sherilyn Fenn) with a handicap.
3:30 p.m. - "The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break (Part 1)" (TV-PG) - Phoebe becomes involved with a foreign diplomat. Ross becomes involved with another woman after a fight with Rachel
4 p.m. - "The One the Morning After (Part 2)" (TV-PG) - Ross wakes up with Chloe, but an oblivious Rachel wants to resume their relationship.
4:30 p.m. - "The One Without the Ski Trip" (TV-PG) - Ross and Rachel remain apart while their friends feel forced to choose between them.
TBS is basic cable's reigning champion among young adults in primetime. Available in 101 million households, TBS features original scripted comedies like Cougar Town, Sullivan & Son and Men at Work, as well as the upcoming Ground Floor and American Dad!, which will become a TBS original series in late 2014. TBS also features original unscripted series like King of the Nerds, Deal With It and Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host, as well as the upcoming CeeLo's Goodie Life (working title). In late night TBS, is home to the Emmy(R)-winning series CONAN, starring Conan O�Brien, and the new late-night series The Pete Holmes Show. The TBS lineup also includes popular contemporary comedies, such as The Big Bang Theory and Family Guy, along with blockbuster movies and championship sports.
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