It looks like our favourite Friends
are getting back together, as NBC confirms the cast of the iconic sitcom are to reunite for a one-off special next month.
Paying homage to Los Angeles based director James Burrows for directing his 1000th
episode of television, all six members of the cast - Matt Le Blanc, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and David Schwimmer - are to feature in the two-hour tribute program produced by Will & Grace
star Sean Hayes.
There are a couple of disclaimers to the news, with NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt telling journalists at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour it could be tricky to coordinate getting everyone together in the same room, E! Online reports
"I'm hoping all six will be in the same room at the same time. I'm not sure we can logistically pull it off," he said.
The special will also not feature any new scripted content with the cast, and is instead to be produced as a collection of cameos, sketches and appearances of the programs that Burrows has worked on across his career, which includes Cheers
and The Big Bang Theory.
While the idea of a scripted Friends
reunion often made the rounds, the show’s co-creator Marta Kaufman told E! Online last year
that fans "have to let it go.”
“It'll never happen—not happening!" she said.
The man who mastered the catch-phrase “how you doin’?” - Matt LeBlanc - shared the news with his 80,000 Twitter followers, saying the reunion “should be a good time!” It was retweeted by co-star Lisa Kudrow.
The NBC’s tribute to James Burrows will air in the US on Sunday 21 February at 9pm.
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