Friends cast to re-unite for special on NBC

Friends cast to re-unite for special on NBC

Friends cast to re-unite for special on NBC

Written by Tharushan Fernando

14 Jan, 2016 | 1:28 pm

This year might be the year for ardent friends fans as the actors behind Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler and Ross have all signed up for the  for a two-hour special, a tribute to director James Burrows.

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Burrows was at the helm numerous episodes of the program and has just celebrated directing his 1,000th TV program . But NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt suggested the six Friends may not appear together.

The program ended in 2004, 10 series and a decade after it premiered on US screens. It made international stars of its little-known cast, winning a slew of awards and a huge audience in the process.

As well as Friends, Burrows was behind the camera for several of America’s much-loved sitcoms, including Cheers, Frasier, and The Bob Newhart Show.

The two-hour show is expected to feature cameos, sketches and appearances connected to the various series the 75-year-old has worked on over the years.

The special is scheduled to be broadcast on 21 February on NBC.

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