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Friends Reunion Confirmed For James Burrows Special

January 20, 2016 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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It’s official…there will be a Friends reunion. NBC has announced that Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer will reunite for their Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows, with Matthew Perry appearing via a pre-taped segment. Perry is currently doing a theatrical production in London and couldn’t attend.

The special will tape this weekend and air on February 21st at 9 PM ET/PT, honoring the prolific sitcom director whose 1,000th episode of TV will arrive with his new NBC comedy Crowded.

Also set for the special are the casts of Cheers (Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Bebe Neuwirth, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger and George Wendt), Frasier (Peri Gilpin, Jane Leeves and David Hyde Pierce), Will & Grace (Sean Hayes, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing and Megan Mullally), Taxi (Tony Danza, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner, Judd Hirsch, Carol Kane and Christopher Lloyd) and The Big Bang Theory (Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg and Jim Parsons). Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer will appear together on stage to represent Two and a Half Men.

“There is nobody with better TV comedy instincts than Jimmy Burrows, and because of his guiding hand these remarkable shows will be forever celebrated and stand the test of time,” said NBC entertainment president of alternative and late night programming Paul Telegdy in the announcement. “The caliber of talent joining us to celebrate Jimmy’s accomplishments is a testament to his imprint in television history.”