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.
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.