NBC’s Friends Reunion Will Hopefully Bring Together All 6 Friends in the Same Place at the Same Time, Even Though One of Them Is Trapped in London

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NBC is putting on a two-hour special to honor James Burrows, the veteran TV director who recently aired his 1,000th (!) episode — 15 of which were Friends episodes, including the pilot, “The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate,” and classics like “The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break.” The special, announced at the Television Critics Association’s press tour Wednesday, plans to bring together actors from various shows Burrows has worked on, including Cheers, Frasier, Will & Grace, The Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly, and, yes, Friends. TV Line reports that all six cast members will be there, but before you get so excited you may vomit, NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt suggested that it might be an Arrested Development situation. According to EW, Greenblatt said, “I’m hoping all six will be in same room at same time, I’m not sure we can logistically can pull it off.” One hurdle: Matthew Perry, who is in London for the foreseeable future getting ready for the opening of his play The End of Longing. (It probably won’t end with him in bed with Courteney Cox.) A reunion isn’t a reunion unless all of the Friends are in the same place at the same time. Otherwise, it’s just a moo point.

Friends Reunion Is Happening (Maybe)