Thu 14 Jan 2016
As an avid Seinfeld fanatic, I always felt Friends was its red-headed stepchild. And I’ll never understand the people who love the show — like my ex. People in New York do not act or talk like that…
Anyway, before I get all off topic, I can’t deny its fanbase so this upcoming reunion (of sorts) is some pretty big news. Last night, the Television Critics Association’s network entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt said NBC will be broadasting a primetime special to celebrate iconic TV director James Burrows timed to his 1000th episode on TV — including a rumored Friends reunion with Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer in the works.
“I shouldn’t go into detail,” Greenblatt said, when asked if the appearance was a legitimate reunion of all six actors filming at the same time. “I’m hoping that all six of them will be there in the same room at the same time. I don’t know, logistically, if we can pull that off.”
TV Line Reports:
The telecast, which is being likened to last February’s high-rated Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special, will also reunite the casts of other landmark Burrows series, including Taxi, Cheers, Frasier and Will & Grace. The stars of more recent Burrows programs, including The Big Bang Theory and Mike & Molly, will also appear.
I’m told the entire Friends crew — Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry — will be on hand for the reunion-palooza.