If you ask little older generation what was their favorite sitcom, we are positive that majority would choose Friends. And now after a decade since the finale they decided to reunite for a television special.
This way they want to pay on-air tribute to director James Burrows, which will air on February 21. This was announced by NBC this Wednesday. Burrows directed not only this legendary sitcom but many others like Frasier, Cheers, Dharma and Greg and many others. In November 2015 he directed his 1,000 episode in his career.
But NBC Chief Bob Greenblatt is not sure will he be able to get them all together at the same time. This is what he said for The Hollywood Reporter: “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.’ However, NBC assures us that all six of them will be involved in the special that was announced. Matt Le Blanc tweeted his enthusiasm saying in a tweet “Should be a good time!” and this tweet Lisa Kudrow re-tweeted.
Since the show ended it was not easy to get them together even for a dinner according to Courtney Cox. She explained this when she was a guest in The Late Show With David Letterman saying: “Let me tell you something. There’s six friends and I’ve been trying to put together a cast dinner for 10 years. It doesn’t happen! I can get the girls to come, maybe Matthew Perry. Matt LeBlanc canceled last time right at the last minute, Schwimmer lives here [in New York City], so it’s just not gonna happen.”
Lisa Kudrow explained for HuffPost Live how she see reunion and why she would not be up for it: ‘I’m too old. I wouldn’t even have an interest in seeing what those people are doing 10 years later as parents that have to be responsible. It would be so different that it wouldn’t be Friends anymore. Of course I would do it if everyone wanted to do it. And everyone isn’t the six of us – it’s David Crane and Marta Kauffman who created the show.”
Matt said similar thing In The Meredith Viera Show: “Friends was about a finite period of time in your life, like after college and before your life really gets started. That’s sort of where you’re away from home and you’re away from college, and your friends are your family. Once that’s over, nobody wants to see Joey at his prostate exam.” Even though we kind agree with them, we are still looking forward to this special.