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TBS to celebrate 20 years of 'Friends' with 20-episode marathon Sept. 22

by jmaloni

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Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:35 pm

Fans invited to vote for favorites using #FavoriteFriends

TBS will celebrate the 20th anniversary of "Friends" with a 20-episode marathon Monday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET/PT). The marathon, which will air 20 years to the day since the hit comedy's original debut, will consist of episodes chosen by fans to be the very best of "Friends."

Fans are invited to vote for their favorites by submitting their choices via Facebook (www.facebook.com/TBSveryfunny) and Twitter (twitter.com/tbsveryfunny) using #FavoriteFriends.

The TBS marathon coincides with a global celebration of the hit comedy, the centerpiece of which is the opening by Warner Bros. and Eight O'Clock Coffee of a pop-up replica of Central Perk, the neighborhood coffee shop frequented by the characters on "Friends," in New York City. Located at 199 Lafayette St. (at the corner of Broome Street), in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood, the pop-up Central Perk will be open daily through Oct. 18 serving up free coffee to visitors. Fans cans check out signature props from the show in the decorated storefront, relax on Central Perk's iconic orange couch, order coffee off the famous Central Perk chalkboard or win prizes through in-store promotions.

Produced by Warner Bros. Television, "Friends" follows siblings Ross (David Schwimmer) and Monica Geller (Courtney Cox), along with their close-knit group of friends, Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry), Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow), Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc) and Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston). The series debuted in 1994 and proceeded to become one of the highest-rated shows on television. It continues to be a smash hit worldwide. Kudrow and Aniston were both Emmy winners for their work on "Friends," and the show won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2002.

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