An upcoming “Friends” cast reunion that was widely reported in the media — including in this story we ran Wednesday — apparently is not going to happen after all — at least not with the involvement of all six main cast members. The reunion was expected to take place in a special that will air Feb. 21 on NBC.
Nellie Andreeva reports on Deadline.com: “Now I can confirm that there will be no full-blown reunion as at least one ‘Friends’ cast member, Matthew Perry, will not be in town to attend the tribute of the veteran sitcom director James Burrows who recently helmed his 1,000th episode.”
Andreeva adds: “I hear Perry had informed NBC of his unavailability prior to the James Burrows special announcement at TCA yesterday. Perry, who may tape something for the occasion, is in London rehearsing for his play, ‘The End of Longing,’ which begins previews on Feb. 2.”