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'Friends' Cast Talks About Lifelong Bond in New Reunion Video!

The cast of Friends reunites on stage in this new clip from Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows.

The upcoming special will air on Sunday (February 21) on NBC at 9/8c and it will feature cast reunions from Cheers, Frasier, Will & Grace, Taxi, and The Big Bang Theory as well.

In the new clip, the cast opens up about the lifelong bond that James instilled in them.

“We would do anything for Jim Burrows because he really gave us the opportunity of a lifetime and probably the best 10 years of our acting careers that we will forever remember,” Jennifer Aniston said in the clip. “We experienced friendship, family, heartbreak, babies, everything together. “We also sort of had a wonderful experience with the world loving us, as well – they connected with us.”

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Watch the 'Friends' Cast Reunite in First Look at NBC Special!

Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, and Jennifer Aniston all take a seat on stage in this first look at the upcoming James Burrows special for NBC.

This is the first time the cast of Friends has really sat down together since the show ended back in 2004.

Host Andy Cohen asks them if their contracts had a clause about not sleeping together. Watch below!

Noticeably absent is cast member Matthew Perry, who was spotted leaving the Playhouse Theater where he is starring in The End Of Longing on Wednesday (February 3) in London, England.

The All-Star Tribute to James Burrows airs on Sunday, February 21 @ 9/8c on NBC.


Friends Reunite in James Burrow Special Promo

10+ pictures inside of Matthew Perry out and about in London… More Here! »

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'Friends' Cast Reunites & Meets the 'Big Bang' Cast (Photo)

The casts of the shows Friends and The Big Bang Theory meet up for one epic group photo at the taping of the NBC special Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows on Sunday (January 24) in Los Angeles.

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer were all in attendance to honor the frequent Friends director while Matthew Perry couldn’t be there as he was in London doing a play.

Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, and Simon Helberg were there to represent the cast of their CBS sitcom.

“Ummmm NIGHT MADE. Can’t breathe #friends meets #bbt @bigbangtheory_cbs I died and went to heaven,” Kaley captioned the photo on Instagram.

James is being honored with the television special for directing 1,000 episodes of television including the two previously mentioned shows, Cheers, Frasier, Taxi, Two and a Half Men, Will & Grace, and many more. The special will air on February 21!

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Will a 'Friends' Reboot Ever Happen? Show's Creator Weighs In...

With all the talk about an upcoming reunion with almost all of the Friends cast, the show’s co-creator Marta Kauffman opened up about the possibility of a reboot show!

Unfortunately, don’t expect to see Jennifer Aniston (Rachel), Courteney Cox (Monica), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe), David Schwimmer (Ross), Matthew Perry (Chandler), and Matt LeBlanc (Joey) on TV all together again.

“For me, why go back to that territory again?” Marta told Us Weekly. “I get to do [on new show Grace and Frankie] what I loved about Friends, which is, make a show that’s got some hope and joy to it and explore something completely new. That was about a certain time in your life, and I had just left [the] Friends time of my life. This is about the time of my life I’m looking towards.”

David Schwimmer Clarifies the 'Friends' Reunion Isn't Actually a Reunion

David Schwimmer just clarified some things about the Friends reunion that has been widely reported.

“There’s no Friends reunion,” the 49-year-old actor said. “It’s a tribute to Jimmy Burrows who we love and I’m just thrilled to be a part of it. As many of us that can be there will be there and the casts of so many shows are going to try to be there—Frasier, Cheers, Will and Grace, it goes on. Taxi. This man is an incredible director who helped define situation comedy in this country in the last 40 years so I love him and I’m excited to be there.”

As previously reported, Matthew Perry won’t be in attendance.

Watch Matthew Perry Take the 'Friends' Trivia Quiz! (Video)

Matthew Perry tested his memory during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show that aired on Friday (January 15) from London, England.

The 46-year-old actor opened up about why he can’t attend the upcoming NBC reunion special.

“It’s not the reunion everyone is hoping for. They are celebrating Jim Burrows, who was a director of Friends,” Matthew said. “The other five are going to be on this special and I am going to introduce them from London. I’m doing the play here so I can’t be there.”

Matthew also answered questions from “The One With the Embryo” episode where they play trivia. Watch below!


Matthew Perry Plays Friends Trivia

Pictured below: Matthew‘s co-star Courteney Cox steps out for lunch with a friend at the Brentwod Country Cart in Santa Monica, Calif.

20+ pictures inside of Courteney Cox out and about… More Here! »

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Matthew Perry is Not Attending 'Friends' NBC Reunion Special

Matthew Perry will no longer appear on the upcoming Friends special for NBC.

According to EW, the 46-year-old actor is busy rehearsing for his London play The End of Longing.

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NBC apparently still hopes that he will be able to contribute in some way, but its unknown in what capacity.

The network first announced that all six sitcom stars – Matthew, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, and Lisa Kudrow – would appear on its February 2 special dedicated to director James Burrows.

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