After months of speculations and denial of a reunion, the cast of popular sitcom Friends is all set to come together after 12 years, this February. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer will be seen together for a tribute to TV comedy director James Burrows, NBC executives said on Wednesday.
However NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt said he was not sure if it will be a ‘Friends reunion’ in the real sense: “I’m hoping that all six of them will be in the same room at the same time, but I’m not sure of that. I’m not sure if we can logistically pull that off. But I think it’s safe to say that all six of them will be there.”
The six performers, whose careers were launched by the show, have rarely come together as a group since the show went off the air in 2004. Aniston, Cox and Kudrow last appeared together in 2014 to spoof their Friends characters in a sketch on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live.
The February 21 special, that will be a star-studded tribute to the 75-year-old Burrows, will also see the casts of other comedy shows that Burrows has directed, which includes Cheers, Frasier and Will & Grace.
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Friends, which premiered in 1994 and followed six adults in their mid-20s trying to navigate work, life and love in Manhattan, became one of NBC’s most-watched shows and has appeared on lists of the greatest TV shows in history.
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