Friends has been off the air for 12 years, which means that this tv event is gonna be pretty epic.
NBC announced at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Pasadena on Wednesday that the two hour special is happening as a special is a tribute to director James Burrows, who also helmed iconic series Taxi, The Bob Newhart Show, and Cheers. Burrows directed the pilot of Friends and 15 episodes of the show, and according to EW just shot his 1,000th episode of television.
I’m pretty impressed that all six original cast members (Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer) are into doing this, but the issue is scheduling. All these actors are pretty much still working, so it’s gonna be like herding rich, rich cats.
The special will air Sunday, Feb. 21. Will you watch!?!