Friends Cast Reunion Happening on NBC

All six of the stars will be on hand to help celebrate a beloved sitcom director

By Chris Harnick Jan 13, 2016 5:33 PMTags
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The Friends will be there for you once again this February. NBC confirmed the entire cast—Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer—will take part in a new special honoring legendary sitcom director James Burrows on Sunday, Feb. 21.

However, they may not reunite all at once. "Hoping that all six of them will be in the same room at the same time, but I'm not sure we can logistically pull that off," NBC's Robert Greenblatt told reporters at the 2016 TCA Winter Press Tour when asked if all six would be together for the special.

Sean Hayes of Will and Grace is producing the special and the Will and Grace cast will also be in attendance.

Burrows has directed episodes of Cheers, Will and Grace, Friends, Mike and Molly, Taxi, Frasier, NewsRadio and many more of your favorite comedies. The casts of many of those shows are also expected to participate in the special. Burrows recently helmed his 1,000th episode of TV. He previously reunited with Kudrow, playing himself, on her HBO comedy The Comeback. Aniston was also on hand to help celebrate Burrows in 2013

Friends fans better soak this up as its going to be the only reunion you get. The stars and the show's cocreator Marta Kaufman have been adamant about not reuniting for a scripted special. Kaufman told E! News in 2015 that fans "have to let it go. It'll never happen—not happening!" However, the cast is no stranger to reuniting at parties, for dinners and special occasions…like Aniston's wedding.

NBC's salute to Burrows will tape in Los Angeles later this January and air Sunday, Feb. 21 at 9 p.m.