TBS celebrated Thanksgiving last year with a 14-episode marathon of Friends, and the network will once again offer marathon programming of the syndicated sitcom. The occasion is the 20th anniversary of the show, which debuted on NBC in September, 1994.
Corresponding with the anniversary, TBS will air 20 episodes of Friends on Monday, September 22, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. E.T./P.T. The network has not yet announced which episodes will air during the marathon, as it will leave the programming choices partially up to viewers. Fans are encouraged to vote for their favorite episodes by submitting their choices via Facebook or Twitter, using the hashtag #FavoriteFriends. The marathon will consist of the episodes that receive the highest number of suggestions via social media.
"We're thrilled to be celebrating Friends' 20th anniversary by giving fans the chance to choose their favorite episodes for TBS's 20-episode marathon," said Phil Oppenheim, senior vice president of programming and scheduling for TBS and TNT, in a release. "This is a great way for longtime fans to rediscover the show and for new fans to join the fun."
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