ARE YOU READY? Take a deep breath: A Friends reunion—a longtime rumor—is actually,for real happening(!!) on NBC this February, the network announced this morning. While it's not a full on revival, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, and Matthew Perry will appear together on a two-hour tribute special to director James Burrows. (Burrows has directed 1,000 TV episodes and 15 Friends episodes.)
"I'm hoping all six will be in same room at same time, I'm not sure we can logistically can pull it off," NBC chief Robert Greenblatt told reporters at the Television Critics Association's press tour in Pasadena, California.
According to TVLine, the TV special will be like Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary special, and the Friends squad won't be the only cast there. Stars from other Burrow-directed seriesTaxi, Cheers, Frasier, Will & Grace, The Big Bang Theory, and Mike & Molly will appear, too.
No word, yet, on whether Gunther will be able to make it.
The episode will reportedly tape in L.A. later this month and air Sunday, February 21 at 9 p.m. Until then...
WORDS: Alyssa Bailey - ELLE US