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Why you need to know about ''Joey''

NBC Thursdays, 8 p.m. Premieres Sept. 9

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Matt LeBlanc, Joey, ...
Joey: Warner Bros.

Why you need to know about ”Joey”

THE DEAL Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc’s character from ”Friends”) heads to Hollywood to pursue his acting career, reuniting with his feisty sister (”Sopranos” star Drea de Matteo, pictured with LeBlanc).

WHAT IT’S LIKE ”Friends,” minus five characters

FUN FACT A superstitious LeBlanc kept the toilet seat from his old dressing room for his new one.

WHY YOU NEED TO KNOW IT Whether it’s a spin-off on par with ”Frasier” or with ”After M*A*S*H,” you can bet people will be talking about it.

WILL WE WATCH? If we can’t be reunited with all the ”Friends,” we’ll take what we can get.