NBC will add time to Friends, air SNL clips to combat Survivor.

NBC will add time to Friends, air SNL clips to combat Survivor.
Not content to be booted off the must-see TV island, NBC is fighting back against Survivor 2. USA TODAY reports that “NBC plans to pad episodes of Friends by 10 minutes,” and fill the remaining time, from 8:40 to 9 p.m., with new, live Saturday Night Live sketches. New NBC entertainment president Jeff Zucker says the net is “not going to roll over and die.”

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