Old Friends reunite on Dirt

Two old television Friends will soon reunite on the small screen--this time playing rival magazine editors rather than coffee-drinking pals.

Jennifer Aniston has agreed to guest-star on an upcoming episode of Courteney Cox's new TV drama Dirt, marking the first time the two will have worked together since their former NBC comedy hit, Friends, left the airwaves in May 2004.

Production on Aniston's guest appearance, the season finale of Dirt set to air on March 27, will begin later this week, FX spokesman Jon Solberg said Tuesday.

Cox stars on Dirt as hard-charging, scandal-obsessed tabloid editor-in-chief Lucy Spiller, a character far removed from her role as the sensible neat freak Monica Geller on Friends.

Aniston, best known for her Emmy-winning Friends role as lovelorn Rachel Green, will appear on Dirt as Tina Harrod, a rival magazine editor who has a history with Spiller, Solberg said.

The show's first two episodes have averaged 3 million viewers, about the same as two other signature FX series, "The Shield" and "Rescue Me."

Aniston has at this point committed to just the one episode of Dirt, but Solberg said it was possible her part would be written in such a way as to allow her to return to the show in later seasons.

Two other former members of the Friends cast launched short-lived comedy series of their own after Friends ended its 10-year NBC run--Matt LeBlanc with his spin-off Joey and Lisa Kudrow with HBO's The Comeback. But both of those shows fizzled due to low ratings.

Another Friends veteran, Matthew Perry, currently costars on NBC's show-within-a-show drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

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