It has been 12 long, painfully unfunny years our best Friends sat at Central Perk. Our luck has changed it seems. A Friends reunion may be in the near future if all goes right.
We watched them grow from single 25 years olds to married, parental, and mature adults. In the 10 seasons and 236 episodes this magical cast of amazing actors were in, they provided viewers with life lessons and relatable laughs. We learned how to love, how to let go, and how to create last friendships. Fans have cried for a reunion for many years but it has always seemed to fall on deaf ears – until now…
There’s one man who has held the Friends claim to fame in the palm of his hand since day 1. Director James Burrows is who we have to thank for the show that took us through so many wonderful times during the 90’s and early 2000’s. Not only did he have a hand in shaping the mega hit, but he also is known for other huge shows including Will & Grace, Cheers, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, Lavern & Shirley, Frasier, NewsRadio, The Big Bang Theory, and 2 Broke Girls.
To honor the man behind so much TV greatness and a massive 1,000 episodes directed, the two hour special will include the cast members of Friends and will be sprinkled with other favorite characters from his previous shows. The hilariously talented Sean Hayes from Will & Grace will be producing the show.
While this comes as a prayer answered for so many fans, the cast itself has been hesitant to participate in a reunion over the years. Jennifer Aniston has said that “it ended at the right time when people still wanted more” and Lisa Kudrow said “it would be so different that it wouldn’t be Friends anymore”. Still other cast members are excited about getting back together including Matthew Perry saying he would go back to 2004 if he had a time machine and Matt Le Blanc tweeting about his excitement for the upcoming project.
The excitement continues to build but it may not be everything fans are hoping to see from their long lost friends. Although not much is known, the cast may be featured as out-of-character in more of a setting to honor James Burrows as a panel. Other concerns include the logistics of getting all six busy, working actors together under one roof. With schedules colliding and Hollywood demanding, this may not be the reunion show we’ve been dreaming of.
Tune in on your TV February 21st to find out what has become of Ross, Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey and Chandler.