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Just to Be Clear, a ‘Friends’ Reunion Show ‘Will Never Happen’

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As disappointed as some fans may be that the fabled “Friends” “reunion” amounts to little more than five of the six stars sitting on a sofa (not even Central Perk’s!), answering some questions from Andy Cohen, they should realize this: It’s the closest they’re ever going to get to the real thing.

“It will never happen,” series co-creator Marta Kauffman tells The Hollywood Reporter, “but no one tends to believe me. It shouldn’t happen. That show is about a time in your life when your friends are your family. Once you start having a family, that time of your life is over.”

Her collaborator David Crane adds, “We finished the show exactly the way we wanted to finish it. To revisit those characters just seems like a bad idea — you don’t want to see them hang­ing out in the coffeehouse now. And the good news is, you can see them whenever you want to. The show lives on with amazing vitality.”

So, don’t expect the little get-together for NBC’s tribute to director James Burrows to pave the way for a “Friends” special. It seems no one involved in the comedy is interested.

“Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows” will air Sunday, Feb. 21, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

Comments

  • Liam

    How about a black version of ‘Friends’? Can we get one of those nowadays?

  • jrau18

    The Friends “reunion” was a bunch of news outlets overhyping the cast getting together. No one ever said it was anything more than that. Never got what you were all so excited about.

  • NeronWillRise

    It find it weird when creators try to turn their nice little thing into more than it was. Friends was a good show. Not great, but good. Those characters can afford following up on. It’s not like making a sequel to Gone With The Wind. It’s not that serious.

  • John Plugger Mellencamp

    Idris Elba as Chandler Bing

  • John Plugger Mellencamp

    If, as you show, the show was “not great, but good,” that would seem yet another reason to not follow up.

  • http://picklepuss57.tumblr.com/ Picklepuss Dill

    Wasn’t that FOX’s ‘Living Single’? God knows it was a better show.

  • http://picklepuss57.tumblr.com/ Picklepuss Dill

    Wasn’t that FOX’s ‘Living Single’? God knows it was a better show.

  • BigAl_81

    Friends was shit.

    Seinfeld all the way baby ;)

  • NeronWillRise

    It’s trumped by the people wanting it. Give the people what they want unless you have a good reason not to. This “we ended it the way we wanted to” doesn’t fly. Not with freakin’ Friends. There’s no air of mystery to protect. People just wanna see them get together one more time.

  • NeronWillRise

    It’s trumped by the people wanting it. Give the people what they want unless you have a good reason not to. This “we ended it the way we wanted to” doesn’t fly. Not with freakin’ Friends. There’s no air of mystery to protect. People just wanna see them get together one more time.

  • Carry

    Honestly I think it would be an awesome idea if they all had kids that grew up together and did the Same as them. They could show how they live their life as a family

  • John Plugger Mellencamp

    Okay, Kathy Bates in Misery.