Channel 4 And E4 To Stop Airing Friends
So we’ve at least got a year to say goodbye *sniff*.
Gill Hay, Head of Aquisitions at Channel 4, had this to say about the decision, “After 15 years, ten hit series and 236 terrific episodes it’s time to say goodbye to old Friends and welcome new ones, in the form of more comedy, drama and entertainment from the US and UK.”
After realising that each episode attracts an average of 400,000 viewers, Comedy Central are expected to quickly snap up the rights to Friends in the face of Channel 4’s announcement.
Good idea or epic fail? We’ll actually be a little sad that there’ll be no more Friends marathons on E4 but what new comedy could fill it’s place? We’re curious and a little scared, I mean, what could possibly take the place of re-watching the epic saga that was Ross and Rachel?
“We are incredibly proud to have been the home of Friends for so long, but at a point when the channel is undergoing a period of creative renewal it felt like the right time to part company.”
Well it’s too soon for us, Gill.