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There would be no Friends reunion ever: show's creators

PTI  London, April 18, 2014
First Published: 16:12 IST(18/4/2014) | Last Updated: 16:23 IST(18/4/2014)

Friends creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane have dismissed any chances of a reunion or spin-off of the TV series.

The duo said that they have never taken seriously any rumours of a movie or TV spinoff involving the original cast or new characters, reported Digital Spy.

"We never, ever from the beginning ever wanted to do a spinoff or Grown-Up Friends or Friends Kids or Baby Friends. We always knew and felt very strongly that not only would it never happen, we never wanted to be part of that, because it so rarely works. We just felt like this show is about a certain time in your life, and once you're past that time in your life, the show is over," Kauffman said.

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Kauffman said that since its 20 years later, nobody looks like they did back then, and people would just spend the whole time fixating on how old the actors look. The show will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year.

Crane added: "Also, it was enough of a job to put the right bow on this to not be worrying about, 'Well, what are they going to do after this?' This is done. If anyone wants to... and they did, obviously - Scott (Silveri) and Shana (Goldberg-Meehan) and Matt (LeBlanc) and Kevin (Bright) went off to do Joey - but at no point did anyone ask us to lay the groundwork for that or prepare for that."

Speculation had it that the sitcom's six stars namely Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer and Lisa Kudrow would reunite for a return to the iconic Central Perk.

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