Friends Reunion on NBC

Friends Cast Reunion Coming to NBC

UPDATE: They’ll Almost all of them’ll be there for you, this February on NBC.

Members of the Friends cast will reunite on their old network next month for a two-hour special that pays tribute to veteran sitcom director James Burrows, who recently helmed his 1,000th TV episode (15 of which were Friends).

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.

Though we’d originally heard that 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, our sister site Deadline now reports that Perry will be unavailable to attend in person but may tape something for the special.

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Burrows hit the milestone 1,000 mark last November when he directed an episode of NBC’s midseason comedy Crowded.

The star-studded special is slated to tape later this month in Los Angeles and air on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 9/8c.

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  1. Mr. Tran K says:

    Hope everyone is very happy about the news.

    • Charlie from Revolution STANK! says:

      Meh. Cast reunion is one thing … now an episode reunion is another.

    • Phoenix5634 says:

      Friends was an amazing show, they should renew it like they did X-Files. I don’t even watch X-Files, just saying they should do the same thing with a renewal, same main cast and everything. A lot of people would watch it again.

  2. steven says:

    It’s too late for a 20th anniversary reunion, but better late than never.

  3. Jennifer says:

    At first, I thought this was something different, and thought … “NBC trying to relive the glory days…Next up, ER reunion!! (umm the ER docs come to Chicago Med? I could use more Goran Visnjicon my TV!!)

    • Dysturbed says:

      Since ER wasn’t/isn’t in the “Dick Wolf universe”, that kind of thing happening one day is probably not realistic. It would be cool though.

  4. Drew says:

    My gut told me that the headline was misleading. Then I thought “Well, it happened with the X-Files. It happened with Full House. It happened with Gilmore Girls…” So I clicked.

  5. Steven says:

    A bit misleading, but good for James. A really great director!

  6. aph1976 says:

    I think it’s nice that the cast of Friends will reunite to help honor James Burrows

  7. Luis says:

    A legendary talent receiving a well-deserved tribute

  8. Betty says:

    Thanks for the info, but it doesn’t sound like anything great. I was hoping to see a glimpse into what the characters were up to now. Maybe gathering for Emma’s 16th birthday.

  9. Jason says:

    Kind of disappointed for moment I thought it was going to be a Friends movie.

  10. Chad says:

    More excited about the cast of Cheers.

  11. Guilherme says:

    I hope that the special have scenes with the characters, not just the actors recalling moments with director.

  12. Hedy S. says:

    Please go away, Friends. You weren’t all that great of a show. I understand that Chandler and Ross are unemployable as actors, but please don’t give them any more publicity that they do not deserve. Will & Grace was a very funny show.

    • Abdul Akbar says:

      How can you say friends wasn’t any good you need a slap

    • Brigid says:

      Friends was way funnier than Will and Grace. That show was so cliched and stereotyped it wasn’t even enjoyable. Frasier was terrible too.

    • Patti says:

      Haha not good? Must be why it reruns several times a day! It’s iconic and one of my favorites, wish it was a real Friends reunioun

    • guest says:

      Please, Friends is one of the best sitcoms of all time, great cast, characters and writing. If it wasn’t all that great of show it wouldn’t have never won an Emmy (should have won more than once). Will & Grace is funny but Friends is far superior and more iconic for years to come.

    • Friends is and will always be the greatest sitcom ever

    • Karen says:

      Excuse me but I think Ross and Chandler are great actors very funny very talented I can’t stop not watching them they are both extreme professional and talented actors

    • Dysturbed says:

      ” I understand that Chandler and Ross are unemployable as actors”

      You mean Matthew Perry, who has a CBS show returning for it’s second season in May and has had almost non stop employment this entire time (even though most things have been short stints) and David Schwimmer who will be seen in a couple of weeks as one of the leads on the FX show American Crime story?

  13. Television says:

    I don’t really consider it anything awesome. It will be interviews with the actors, not character storyline. I would like to see the characters together again.

  14. Lina says:

    Well I for one am excited!! Shame on all you debbie downers!! Atleast we won’t see people fighting and girls pulling each others weaves out or drinks being thrown!! I for one can’t wait.
    Thank you NBC

  15. Cheryl says:

    We need more of these kind of shows on tv and a lot less violence! We need laughter in our lives not violence! Please keep them coming!

  16. c-mo says:

    I seriously can’t believe people actually thought the Friends cast was going to get together and relive their “glory days”. Give it a rest! We had a great series finale and now we can use our own imaginations to decide the future lives of each character.

  17. Nathan says:

    I really wanted to see how emma would look like when she grows up! too bad the show’s over :(

  18. Eva says:

    Truly extatic that the gang will be back together. Almost lost hope that it was never going to happen but here i am intrigued and being reeled back in by my favorite six characters!

  19. JosiahBartlet4President says:

    Shame on you, TV Line for your baiting. You just wanted me to click on this. And it worked :'(

    The show’s creators have always said they’ll never do a reunion show, so I don’t know why I let myself be fooled by this article’s title.

  20. Jonathan V. says:

    Friends was a staple show for me. I’m super stoked that a reunion is going down. I’m going to be glued to the tv that night.

  21. Babybop728 says:

    I’m so excited I could cry!

  22. iHeart says:

    oh good I wonder how long it will last (probably less than a minute, just like *Nsync and Destiny’s Child.)

  23. iakovos says:

    An event like this might remind NBC how it used to do things in prime time, maybe shine up that peacock some!

  24. Fernanda says:

    is this the beginning of the revival short live series of FRIENDS? I hope so

  25. Phoebus says:

    Can’t wait to see my all time favorite hunny…Regina Flangee….😚

  26. Jake says:


  27. I’d rather see them step back into character. Maybe for a follow up movie. Find out how many times Ross has been married and divorced since the last episode, maybe see if any new kids were born since then, maybe Joey and his sister moved back to New York?

  28. abbersbolton says:

    Hope this will also be aired in the UK!! Please!! :)

  29. Gabriela says:

    Hello, I am a big fan of Friends tv show, but regretfully I can’t enjoy your show in my country anymore. The reason for this is that Warner Channel LA, the channel that screens your show in my country, has decided to change its signal from the original subtitled version to another one DUBBED IN SPANISH.
    I can’t imagine watching the series without the voices of the original cast and, while we asked Warner Channel to offer the show back in the original language, they don’t care to do so. I miss your series and hope to find a way to see it again, hopefully you can do something for your LatinAmerican fans.

  30. John says:

    Read it properly, its not an episode just a one off documentary feat actors who have had shows produced by the director James Burrows.

    Sorry to disappoint.

    • kmw says:

      That’s right and it was also said they may not be able to get all of them in the same room which isn’t really a reunion. I am glad they are honoring Burrows but this isn’t the way I would have preferred seeming them back together

  31. Stanislava says:

    SO,SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. Helen says:

    The Dodsworth family have been watching friends since the very beginning , my girls have grew up with this famous sitcom , I’m loving the fact that your doing a reunion , this show will never tire, long live friends 🤗Xxx

  33. TV Gord says:

    While I can see the appeal of the cast reunions, what I’m excited about is that this special is about James Burrows’ career! To me, he is far and away the best sitcom director ever! I have seen him turn more than a few sow’s ears of a pilot script into a silk purse of hilarity! I cannot wait for this special!

    His father, Abe (whom I know from What’s My Line? reruns), would be proud!

  34. Although it’ll clearly be the actors reuniting, one short sketch with the characters reuniting as well would be more fun.

  35. Margie Rife says:

    It makes me angry that every post says it is a “Friends” reunion when it is actually a well deserved tribute to James Burrows. They don’t even know if they will be in the same room together. Quit posting deceiving headlines.

  36. ruth says:

    I have all ways loved this show …and everyone I know…we’re happy to have friends back hopefully for a long period lots of serious friend fans in my family and circle of FRIENDS

  37. anne villaluz says:

    can’t wait for this tv reunion! Yey!!!

  38. mae angeLes says:


  39. Christine says:

    I love friends ..was one of
    My go to shows and a great cast indeed .. I get chandler lol😀🙈🙉🙊. So happy to see it back on tv… Celebratory 🍷🙊🙈 woohoo Will and grace and big
    Bang theory 2

  40. Jeri says:

    Hope they all make it & they don’t need Juliette M from TGW for CGI advice.

  41. wendy says:

    I am so happy and excited about this reunion friends was the best show ever I still watch it every night

  42. Santhosh says:

    Really hope they dont spoil it. But I think that is gonna happen.

  43. Hanna says:

    Hope all their children will also be in the reunion)))

  44. Churrasco says:

    Well I for one am excited!! Thank you NBC

  45. Samantha says:

    On my birthday! How exciting!

  46. If confirmed and guaranteed, “Could it get any better?”

  47. Tim says:

    best sitcom ever friends made tv what it is today

  48. Karen says:

    Friends the reunion it’s about time been waiting for something like this for a while always a fan and will always be a fan can’t wait to watch it wish they had an episode of them now that will be great I would love to see a new episode like the friends movie at the theaters I can’t wait to watch wish they all can be there great stuff friends I’ll be waiting and I’ll be tuning in February 21st

  49. amirali says:

    👏👏👍👍😲😲😆😆😄😄😃😃😋😋😏😏😵😵😍😍 YES YES YES