TV Notes: 'Friends' Sneak Peek

When we last saw Friends, there were major changes brewing for the coffeehouse crowd.

Longtime pals Monica and Chandler were repeating their vows and the elegant affair was nearly upstaged by a rumor that the second baby Friend was on the way.

All eyes were on Monica as the mom to be. Then there was a twist. The final scene of the episode left a doozy of a cliffhanger — a hint that Rachel was in fact in the family way.

Those interested in finding out more about the season premiere should keep reading, otherwise avert your eyes and wait for Sept. 20 when the sitcom returns to NBC.

The new episode picks up with the news that the newlyweds are expecting. But, apparently, it's not that simple …

The story unfolds with an Abbott & Costello type routine as each of the lady Friends is considered a mom, according to E! Online.

Monica immediately insists she will not be "Monica the mommy" anytime soon.

She's trying to convince her pals they don't need to start shopping for trendy youth clothes, when Phoebe makes a discovery.

The hippy one in the bunch proves she's not such an airhead after all. She is the first to discover what audiences have suspected since May — that Rachel is the pregnant one.

To protect her former roommate's secret, Phoebe decides to add to the confusion by announcing she is again pregnant and this time it's not as a surrogate mom. Who is the dad? The ever-cryptic character refuses to reveal his identity since he is "very famous."

In the end, the truth comes out that Rachel is pregnant, and the dad is in fact one of the cast members. You'll have to wait until later in the season for his identity to be revealed.

West Wing Meets the President

Fans of the The West Wing will have something to compare to Martin Sheen when the fictional presidential series debuts Sept. 19.

NBC will first air a special tracking a day in the life of President Bush.

It will be followed up by the season premiere of the Emmy-winning drama.


Patricia Heaton has a new reason to Love Raymond. The actress is set to sign a new deal for the CBS comedy raising her typical salary of $90,000 an episode to $250,000. … And the tide is rolling back in for Baywatch. David Hasselhoff's defunct lifeguard series will briefly return in a two hour movie on Fox. Carmen Electra and Yasmine Bleeth are among the babes set to appear.

ABCNEWS Radio and's Buck Wolf and Nancy Chandross contributed to this report.