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Friends: The Reunion set for Indian TV premiere on 1 August

11 channels across ZEE will air the popular show on Friendship Day

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New Delhi: This International Friendship Day, Zee English cluster is set to delight its viewers and stir nostalgia with one of the most popular TV shows. The much-anticipated reunion- FRIENDS: The Reunion will air across several channels of the ZEE network on Sunday, 1 August.

According to the announcement, the show will premiere across 12 ZEE channels - Zee Cafe, &flix, &PriveHD, Zee TV HD, Zee Cinema HD, &Pictures HD, &xplorHD Zee Marathi HD, Zee Telugu HD, Zee Bangla HD, Zee Kannada HD and Zee Keralam HD.

Audiences will be able to watch it on Zee Cafe, &flix and &PrivéHD at 12PM, 5PM and 9PM on Zee Café and 1PM and 9PM on &flix and &PriveHD.

ZEEL, business head, premium channels, Kartik Mahadev said, “Circa early 2000, Zee Cafe was amongst the first few English English GEC channels and ‘FRIENDS’ grew in its popularity in India with Cafe. Today, FRIENDS returns home with this iconic reunion. It brings us immense joy to present the Indian TV premiere of FRIENDS: The Reunion. It’s a show that has stood the test of time, grown in popularity, it’s iconic moments passed on through generations as it truly reunites friends and peers to spend quality we-time together. We couldn’t be more delighted to bring This content as part of the Friendships Day block on Zee Cafe.”

For a generation and after, Friends, which ran from 1994 to 2004,  had a massive following. To date, it is one of the more popular series on Netflix, even after almost 27 years since its first episode was aired on TV.

This May, the cast of the show- Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer had reunited for a special celebration of the beloved comedy series for the first time in 17 years. The show honors the iconic series with a hilarious and heartfelt night full of laughter and tears. Taped on the original soundstage, FRIENDS: The Reunion finds the cast and a star-studded roster of special guests as they relive the show’s unforgettable moments. There are special appearances from David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Tom Selleck, Reese Witherspoon and Malala Yousafzai.

Making the wait worthwhile, the ZEE English cluster has also announced an exciting two-week Friendship fiesta leading up to D-Day. On Zee Café, prepare to hang out with Seinfeld and his friends in the show about nothing starting 1 July, weeknights at 7. From 19 to 25 July every day at 7PM, &flix and &PriveHD will present a special friendship-themed curation that features tales that are sure to take you on a trip down memory lane. Closer to the premiere of FRIENDS: The Reunion, the English movie channels will air a special curation of movies featuring the cast of FRIENDS such as Easy A, The Whole Nine Yards, The Bounty Hunter, Charlie’s Angels and more!

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