Entire ‘Friends’ Cast Reuniting For A One-Off Special To Honour Director

Hold on to your butts, people: the cast of seminal 90s / early 00s television series Friends are reuniting for a one-off, two-hour special that pays tribute to veteran sitcom director James Burrows, who recently clocked up his 1,000th episode, 15 of which were Friends.

According to reports, the entire crew – and, in case you missed your teenage awakening or something, that’s Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, and Matthew Perry – are on board. 

It’s TBD if all six will manage to film together like in the old days.
“I’m hoping all six of them will be all in the same room at the same time, but I’m not sure if we can logistically pull that off,” Bob Greenblatt, NBC’s chair of entertainment, said at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.
Judging by his IMDb page, Burrows appears to have had a hand in every single popular sitcom from the last few decades, and a huge chunk of them (Will & GraceFrasierCheersTaxi) are also reuniting for the telecast. Unfortunately, The Big Bang Theory will be there, too.
Some of the key episodes in Friends’ 10-year run were the work of Burrows, including ‘The One with the Prom Video‘, ‘The One Where Ross and Rachel Take A Break‘, and ‘The One the Morning After’ – so, basically, the ones that set things off for the longest on-again, off-again relationship in television history (probably). 

The telecast isn’t slated to air till Sunday 21 February on NBC, so we’ve got a few weeks yet to figure out how to watch it.