Friends Reunion Is Well and Good, But These Beloved TV Show Casts Are Also Getting Together Again

Cheers! Will & Grace! So many casts are reuniting, it's going to be epic

By Chris Harnick Jan 14, 2016 2:52 PMTags
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Have you had a moment to collect yourself over the Friends reunion news? Good. Because the amount of other casts reuniting for the James Burrows special on NBC is going to blow your mind. For lovers of TV, it's your Super Bowl. Your Olympics. Your All-Star game. The large sporting event of your choice. You have Sean Hayes to thank.

"I'm very excited to confirm that my company, Hazy Mills Productions, is producing a 2-hour tribute special for NBC to honor legendary television director, James Burrows, which will include the ultimate assembly of cast members," Hayes posted on Facebook. In addition to your favorite friends Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry, the casts of Cheers, Will & Grace, Taxi, Mary Tyler Moore, The Bob Newhart Show, Frasier, Laverne and Shirley, and The Big Bang Theory will be appearing "to honor the man who was responsible for some of the biggest shows in television history."

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Burrows recently directed his 1,000th episode of TV, an episode of NBC's upcoming Crowded.

As if the cast reunions weren't enough, Hayes promised special guests. The special will tape in L.A. later this month and air on NBC on Sunday, Feb. 21.

Here's the potential bad news: NBC's Robert Greenblatt couldn't confirm whether or not all six Friends would appear at the same time. "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," Greenblatt told reporters at the 2016 TCA Winter Press Tour. But if they're all there...

LeBlanc took to Twitter after the announcement. "Should be a good time," he said.

(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)