The One with the Reunion is coming. All six Friends stars—Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer—will reunite next month at a tribute for legendary sitcom director James Burrows, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt announced Wednesday at the Critics Association winter press tour.
While all six actors will participate in the special, scheduled to air February 21, Greenblatt couldn’t yet guarantee that all of them will be in the same room for the first time since the series ended 12 years ago.”I’m hoping that all six of them will be in the same room at the same time,” he said. “But I’m not sure if we can logistically pull that off.”
Burrows directed the Friends pilot and famously took the cast to Las Vegas before the show premiered so they could bond.
The tribute will be produced by Sean Hayes, whom Burrows directed in all 194 episodes of Will & Grace, and will feature stars of other shows Burrows has directed. He has also helmed Cheers (which he also co-created), The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, Lavern & Shirley, Frasier, NewsRadio, The Big Bang Theory, and 2 Broke Girls. He recently directed his 1,000th episode of television on NBC’s upcoming comedy Crowded.