A reunion of all six main cast members of the sitcom “Friends” is a go at NBC, although it may not be exactly what fans of the long-running comedy series are hoping for. TVLine.com reports that Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry will regroup as part of a tribute to veteran TV director and creator James Burrows.
The occasion is a celebration of the 1,000th television episode directed by Burrows, who has been behind the cameras on some of the biggest comedy hits of all time. Besides co-creating “Cheers” and directing 15 episodes of “Friends,” Burrows has had a hand in a long list of hits that includes “Frasier,” “3rd Rock from the Sun,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Taxi,” “Laverne & Shirley,” “Will & Grace,” “Mike & Molly,” “Two and a Half Men” and “The Big Bang Theory,” just to name a few.
The stars of many Burrows shows will be a part of the special, set to tape this month in L.A. to air Feb. 21 on NBC.