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The big story this week is the apparent Friends reunion special happening at HBO Max. According to Deadline, a deal is close to being done to reunite the cast for a one-off, unscripted special that would help kick off the new streaming service in May 2020. The special will come at a cost of a rumored $18-$24 million, just to bring the actors together. There is nothing official yet, but a recent tweet by Matthew Perry seems to indicate it will happen. While we mention on the podcast that would love to see something scripted like a Christmas special or really anything, the reunion seems like a necessary ploy to attract subscribers since the crown jewel of HBO Max is the entire series of Friends.
Here are the rest of the Recurrent Events headlines for the week of Feb 2 – Feb 8, 2020. (Stories marked with *** are discussed on TRN Podcast this week.)
- Kiefer Sutherland Launches Manhunt In First Teaser For Quibi’s ‘The Fugitive’ Reboot
- – Very interested in this after viewing the teaser. I initially thought Kiefer would be the person on the run, but I think he will also work as the lead investigator.
- Remembering The (Weird) Time That Paul Hogan — AKA Crocodile Dundee — Hosted The Oscars – Had not remembered this.
- **Indiana Jones 5: Harrison Ford Still Returning for Sequel – In the meantime, Ford is in Call of the Wild which will be released later this month.
- **The Top Six Most F-Words In Scripted Movies – Mickey guessed three of the top 6 proving he knows his F-bombs.
- Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Rock Team Up in ‘Saw’ Reboot Trailer
- ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Reboot in the Works With ‘The Dig’ Directors
- **KFC Popcorn Chicken Pizza at Pizza Hut – Disgusting yet intriguing at the same time. Actually hope it comes to the US.
- **SPOTTED: Limited Time Only Reuben Pringles – Definitely want to try these.
- **COMING SOON: The Return of Dunkaroos
- SPOTTED: Stay Puft S’mores Kit and Crunchy Marshmallows
- **Edible 2/3-Pound Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man Figures – I just want some peep-sized Stay Pufts.
- **New Oreo Shamrock McFlurry Coming to McDonald’s on February 19, 2020 Along with Returning Shamrock Shake – Have always loved the Shamrock Shake and will be making a special trip to get one.
- **SPOTTED: Spam Breaded Pork Patties
- Double Dragon anthology coming to PS4 and Switch this month
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for Nintendo Switch adds new features to the classic game
- **New Free Roku channel Tetris Hexa – Kinda weird using your Roku remote but plan to give it a try this week.
- **Beavis And Butt-Head ReAction Figures Coming From Super7 – Uh, huh-huh, these are cool.
- Masters of the Universe Mega Construx Heroes Set
- **Goonies Never Say Die as Warner Bros. Consumer Products and The Op team up for Monopoly Game
- **Two Hasbro Brands Unite in MY LITTLE PONY / TRANSFORMERS Comic Book – WHY? Come up with something new IDW and HASBRO!
- Despite Hearing Disorder, Huey Lewis Has a New Album, Documentary, Manager and Broadway-Bound Musical
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