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'Friends' Reunited

'Friends' Reunited
FRIENDS (NBC) season 6 1999-2000 Shown: David Schwimmer (as Ross Geller,) Jennifer Aniston (as Rachel Green), Courteney Cox (as Monica Geller), Matthew Perry (as Chandler Bing), Lisa Kudrow (as Phoebe Buffay), Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani)

Twelve years after going off the air, the cast of Friends will reunite on NBC for a two-hour special, NBC announced at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Pasadena on Wednesday.

The special is a tribute to Friends‘ legendary comedy director James Burrows, who also helmed iconic series such as Taxi, The Bob Newhart Show, and Cheers. Burrows directed 15 episodes of Friends, including the pilot, and recently shot his 1,000th episode of television.

While the special is about Burrows, the reunion of the cast of Friends — which launched in 1994 and ran for 10 seasons — is obviously the key buzzy highlight. All six original cast members (Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer) are on board.

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