'Friends' Cast to Reunite for James Burrows Special


The cast of Friends will reunite for a Feb. 21 tribute special to television-industry legend James Burrows.

NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt announced the special Wednesday at a Television Critics Association panel.

“I shouldn’t go into detail,” Greenblatt said. “I’m hoping that all six of them will be there in the same room at the same time. I don’t know if logistically we can pull that off.”

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NBC reality chief Paul Telegdy added that all the cast members would be involved in some form.

The Friends cast will be among the casts for six shows — the rest unnamed — to be involved in the tribute special.

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Burrows, who co-created the comedy Cheers, recently directed his 1,000th television episode, on the upcoming NBC comedy Crowded.

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