“Friends” could return for ninth season

The executive producer of Friends has cautioned TV critics about writing about the upcoming season of the show as if it were a “foregone conclusion” that it will be the last. “I would love to see that dispelled. I want to do more,” David Crane said. He pointed out that none of the show’s stars, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox Arquette, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, has yet announced a decision about returning for a ninth season. “It just hasn’t been agreed upon or worked out,” Crane said, “and they have not even been officially approached yet.”