‘Friends’ cast to reunite for first time in 12 years

All six cast members expected to appear on tribute to sitcom director James Burrows

The cast of Friends are expected to appear on TV together for the first time in over a decade.

The original cast, David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc and Lisa Kudrow, are all confirmed to appear on NBC’s tribute to sitcom director James Burrows on February 21. Should they all be on screen at the same time, it would mark the first time since the series ended in 2004 that they have been seen together.

Burrows directed 15 episodes of Friends as well as working on Will and Grace, Mike and Molly, Frasier, and Cheers which he co-created. Cast members from all of the shows are expected to appear on the tribute episode.


However, NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt is quoted as saying that attempts at getting all six Friends stars “in the same room at the same time” could cause problems: “I’m not sure we can logistically pull it off” he told reporters. One potential stumbling bloc could be Matthew Perry, currently appearing on the West End stage in London.

Matt LeBlanc seems excited about the tribute show and posted the following tweet (which was retweeted by Lisa Kudrow).

Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman ruled out a reunion during a 2015 interview, saying it would “never happen” and that fans had to “let it go”.