The Friends are getting back together! No, not for another episode or TV movie. This February, the gang is returning to NBC to celebrate an old friend of the show. The original cast will participate in a two-hour special that pays tribute to veteran sitcom director James Burrows.
James Burrows recently directed his 1,000th TV episode. Over the course of his career, he directed 15 episodes of Friends. The special won't just focus on the Friends aspect of his career though. The special is being likened to that of the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary special that NBC aired last year.
The special will reunite the casts of many landmark James Burrows series. These sitcoms include Taxi, Cheers, Frasier and Will & Grace. James Burrows is still a strong force in television, and stars from his most current series will be appearing as well. These include The Big Bang Theory and Mike & Molly.
But what fans are really dying to see is a proper Friends reunion. And according to TVLine, everyone is showing up. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer are all expected to be on hand for what is being called one of this TV season's biggest events.
James Burrows marked his 1000th episode with NBC's midseason sitcom Crowded. The star-studded special is set to tape later this month in Los Angeles. No other actors have been confirmed at this time. The 2-hour special will air on Sunday, February 21 at 9/8 central. So, who's excited to see the Central Perk gang back together?