The latest hip Hollywood thing to know about is the Friends mafia. Yes, there is a secret cabal of writers for Friends who, seven years after the finale, still get all their show ideas developed instantly without any problems because, well, they wrote for a little show called Friends, MAYBE YOU’VE HEARD OF IT? They also (just guessing here) have monthly midnight meetings in torch-lit caverns where they wear robes and chant about how much they hate Greg Daniels and Dan Harmon.
Alas! It turns out that just having written on a successful show doesn’t mean you’ll be a great showrunner - or even a great writer. The list of failed shows created by Friends alums is longer than the list of people Ross has divorced (that’s an inside joke for all the Friends fans. Holla back). And it’s about to get one more entry on Jan. 6 when the much-heralded Work It, from Friendsters Andrew Reich and Ted Cohen, trips onto the screen in its ill-fitting high heels. At least now we understand why it’s made it this far.