It has been over a decade since “Friends” aired its final episode. But fans are still as crazy about it now as ever. Especially since NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt announced that the stars of the beloved sitcom will be back together.
As Vanity Fair clarified though, this isn’t actually a real reunion.
We won’t actually see the gang back around their trademark orange couch in Central Perk. We won’t actually see Ross, Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey and Chandler. Who we would see instead are these actors as themselves, paying tribute to James Burrows. The legendary TV director will be honored in the “Must-See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows.”
But it doesn’t really matter. Everyone loves these actors just as much as the characters they played for seasons. Besides, according to Vanity Fair, we have not seen these stars together since “Friends” wrapped up in 2004.
The trailer for the two-hour special was released today. In it, we see the cast sitting on a couch with host Andy Cohen. Vanity Fair pointed out that the couch looks “sort of close to an orange color.”
“Did you all sign contracts saying you wouldn’t sleep together?” Cohen asked.
“David [Schwimmer], say something,” Lisa Kudrow urged.
Stars of other sitcoms will also join them to honor Burrows. Among them are the actors behind “Cheers,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Fraiser,” “Mike & Molly,” “Taxi,” “Will & Grace.”
ETOnline.com earlier reported that Matthew Perry would not be joining this reunion of sorts.
Chandler fans need not fret, though.
In an interview on The Graham Norton Show, the actor said he’ll still make an appearance. Sort of.
“The other five [Friends] are going to be on this special and I am going to introduce them from London,” he said.
Perry’s rep told ETOnline.com that the actor is in London for rehearsals. He is set to appear in the play “The End of Longing” which started February 2.
Will we ever get to see our six favorite ‘Friends’ all together? Stay tuned for updates.
For now, watch the trailer for the reunion of ‘Friends’ here.
The tribute to Burrows will air February 21 on NBC.