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‘Friends’ remake starring Uzo Aduba, Aisha Hinds, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Sterling K. Brown, Jeremy Pope, Kendrick Sampson?

Friends” alum Jennifer Aniston, 51, Lisa Kudrow, 57, and Courteney Cox, 56, surprised their fans with their reunion at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20, 2020. Two days later, a reading of the television sitcom created by David Crane, 63, and Marta Kauffman, 63, will feature an all-black cast.

“L.A.’s Finest” actress Gabrielle Union, 47, will host the live “Friends” reading, which will be directed by “Stitchers” alum Salli Elise Richardson-Whitfield, 52. Fans who want to watch the reading should RSVP via

The reading will take place at Zoom Where It Happens on September 22, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. ET. Here is the list of the cast members:


Original Actor

Black Actor

Rachel Green Jennifer Aniston Ryan Michelle Bathe
Phoebe Buffay Lisa Kudrow Uzo Aduba
Monica Geller Courtney Cox Aisha Hinds
Ross Geller David Schwimmer Sterling K. Brown
Chandler Bing Matthew Perry Jeremy Pope
Joey Tribbiani Matt LeBlanc Kendrick Sampson


Bathe, Aduba, Hinds, Brown, Pope and Sampson will reenact “Friends” Season 3 episode 2 “The One Where No One’s Ready.” Written by Ira Ungerleider and directed by Gail Mancuso, the episode aired on September 26, 1996.

In the episode, Ross was in a hurry to get everyone ready in time for an important banquet at the museum but they kept delaying. He yelled at Rachel because she was not dressed yet so the latter refused to go.

While Phoebe arrived on time, she got in the way of Joey and Chandler throwing hummus, which landed on her dress. Joey and Chandler fought over who can sit in Monica’s chair.

Joey took the chair cushions and put on all of Chandler’s clothes. After hearing a voice mail from Richard Burke (Tom Selleck), Monica freaked out and she was not sure if it was an old message or a new one.

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