Is 'Joey' dead?

Has Joey Tribbiani uttered his last ”How you doin’?” Variety thinks so, based on NBC’s yanking Joey after just one installment in its Tuesday slot, in favor of Most Outrageous Moments. According to the trade paper, it looks like Joey won’t return until summer (if at all), when it will likely burn off its remaining episodes. No official announcement from NBC, but if Variety’s speculation is correct, it makes me sad. Not for the series, but for Matt LeBlanc. Having your tailor-made spinoff spend its entire two-year lifespan on a slow deathwatch, only to be bumped in favor a blooper show — what could be more embarrassing than that? Besides having the monkey movie Ed on your resume, I mean.


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  • Nick

    “Joey” was still on?

  • Mark

    Dude, I thought Matt Le Blanc was dead

  • jason

    the show is horrible. i had high hopes before it even started last season, but the supporting cast is weak.

  • ben

    Please stop adding blogs about Joey and Matt LeBlanc.
    He’s an idiot who can’t act and the show was horrible.
    Talk about bringing back “Joan of Arcadia”

  • dma69

    Joey was back on??

  • Joe

    Time for Matt Leblanc to go back to his Shakespeare roots..lol

  • Ep Sato

    I feel really bad for Matt Leblanc. The poor schnook only got a million per episode for the last what, three seasons of friends? I’m sure he’ll be drying his tears on $1000 bills and crying his eyes out as he floats in a chair in the middle of his olympic sized indoor pool.
    What a sad day it is for poor poor Matt Leblanc.
    Gary, to quote from the Boondocks:
    Brotha you crazy?

  • ben

    EW might need to get a new blogger for this site..considering the lame blog about “Joey”

  • Ryan

    Who cares! This show should have been pulled off last year. The show has actually caused me to hate the old Joey from Friends now whenever I watch reruns.

  • Tim

    I hope Matt has invested his money well, ’cause his acting career ain’t going no where.

  • Tim Lade

    I think the more appropriate question is whether or not Joey was ever alive. The original friends worked because it was an ensemble cast that never forced the show to focus on one character over another for any period of time. The chemistry between all the characters is what worked and frankly, of all the characters on friends, and most of them are unlikable to me at least, Joey is probably the worst. His lame doofus act was annoying and frankly, him as a player was about as believable as Dick Cheney getting his hunting license re-issued next year. Friends is Dead Matt, time to move on. The Burger King down the street from my house is hiring. Want me to put in a good word for you?

  • mike

    Nothing could be more embarasing than most episodes of Joey.

  • Dirk Diggens

    If they put Joey Lawrence on instead of Matt leblank the show would rock,.

  • Nicky

    Ugh..that show was awful and unwatchable.
    Joey was never my fav Friend, but ironically, my tween nieces/nephews are watching Friends reruns now and he’s the character they like the most!

  • Josh

    maybe if they had used a real monkey…

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