The actress becomes the fourth Friend to return to the small screen


Joey may soon have a friend: Courteney Cox Arquette is about to become the latest Friends star to return to TV.

Cox Arquette will play Lucy Spiller, an aspiring actress and – she apparently multitasks – the editor-in-chief of two tabloid magazines, in the FX drama pilot Dirt.

The actress, 41, and husband David Arquette, 34, are two of the show?s executive producers. They have not yet announced an air date.

For those keeping score, she’s the fourth Friend to hit the small screen since their show went off the air in 2004. Lisa Kudrow got a mixed reaction – and only one season – out of her HBO sitcom The Comeback. The spinoff Joey, with Matt LeBlanc, is struggling in its second season. And Matthew Perry is due to launch on NBC’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, from West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin.

David Schwimmer, meanwhile, is Broadway bound, in a revival of The Caine Mutiny, and Jennifer Aniston has been busy with her movie career, starring in the upcoming The Break Up with Vince Vaughn.