One of TV’s biggest comedy hits ever is getting a long-awaited curtain call.
The Friends cast will reunite on NBC for a two-hour special, NBC announced at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Pasadena on Wednesday.
The special is a tribute to legendary comedy director James Burrows, who also helmed series such as Taxi, The Bob Newhart Show, and Cheers. Burrows recently shot his 1,000th episode of television.
While the special is mainly about Burrows’ whole career, the Friends reunion is obviously the key buzzy highlight. All six original cast members—Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer—are on board. “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.
The special will air Sunday, Feb. 21.
More to come…