On Wednesday 14 January 2016, After the long hiatus of Twelve years, one of the biggest comedy series on TV, Friends, is getting a long-awaited curtain call as the cast of the show will reunite for a two-hour special episode on NBC.
The Friends cast is reuniting for a special episode that pays tribute to legendary director James Burrow who recently completed his 1,000th TV episode.
Director James Burrows, also well known for iconic series such as Taxi, Will & Grace, The Bob Newhart Show, and Cheers had directed 15 episodes of Friends, including the pilot.
The announcement that went viral among the fans on social media was made at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena.
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer are all expected to appear on NBC special programme scheduled to air on Sunday 21 February. However, NBC chief Robert Greenblatt told that busy schedules might not make it possible:
“Im hoping all six will be in the same room at the same time,” he said. “I’m not sure we can logistically pull it off.”
Reportedly, the hyped telecast is being likened to last February’s high-rated Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special and it will also reunite the casts of other landmark James Burrows series, including Taxi, Cheers, Frasier and Will & Grace.
Moreover, the stars of Burrow’s recent shows, including The Big Bang Theory and Mike & Molly, will also appear in the telecast.
Source : Entertainment Weekly