Friends, Will & Grace and More Casts Officially Reuniting—It's the Most Epic TV Reunion Special

Get new details on NBC's star-studded tribute to James Burrows

By Chris Harnick Jan 20, 2016 7:33 PMTags
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Must See TV lives again on Sunday, Feb. 21 on NBC. The casts of Friends, Fasier, Taxi, Will & Grace, The Big Bang Theory and more are coming together to honor TV director James Burrows for Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows. Burrows made his directorial debut with an episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and went on to work on Taxi, Cheers, Frasier, Will & Grace, Mike & Molly, Two and a Half Men and currently NBC's Crowded, among other shows.

"There is nobody with better TV comedy instincts than Jimmy Burrows, and because of his guiding hand these remarkable shows will be forever celebrated and stand the test of time," Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late night programming at NBC Entertainment, said in statement. "The caliber of talent joining us to celebrate Jimmy's accomplishments is a testament to his imprint in television history."

Burrows recently directed his 1,000th TV episode, an episode of NBC's upcoming series Crowded starring Carrie Preston and Patrick Warburton.


We already knew the cast of FriendsJennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry—was reuniting for Burrows (sans Perry, who will appear in a pre-taped message) and here's the official lineup (as of now, more attendees are expected to be confirmed).

Cheers: Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Bebe Neuwirth, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt (Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson in pre-taped segments)

Frasier: Peri Gilpin, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce (Kelsey Grammer in pre-taped segment)

Will & Grace: Sean Hayes, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally


Taxi: Tony Danza, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner, Judd Hirsch, Carol Kane, Christopher Lloyd

The Big Bang Theory: Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Jim Parsons

Wings: Tony Shalhoub, Steven Weber

Mike & Molly: Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy, Katy Mixon, Nyambi Nyambi, Reno Wilson

Two and a Half Men: Jon Cryer, Charlie Sheen

Crowded: Carlease Burke, Stacy Keach, Carrie Preston, Mia Serafino, Patrick Warburton

Talk about a talent list! Other stars scheduled to appear include JB Smoove, Jason Bateman, Valerie Bertinelli, Kate Flannery and Will Arnett. Bob Newhart will participate in a pre-taped segment. Earlier Hayes, who is executive producing the special, said the casts of Mary Tyler Moore and The Bob Newhart Show would be on hand as well.

The special will tape later this month and air on NBC on Sunday, Feb. 21 from 9-11 p.m.

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