Five Of Six ‘Friends’ Castmates Reunite For NBC Special
The cast of Friends minus Matthew Perry, reunited under one roof for an upcoming NBC special honoring the acclaimed director, James Burrows. The five other cast members, Jennifer Aniston, Country Cox, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, and Matt LeBlanc were in attendance.
Kaley Cuoco, star of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, joined her co-stars Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg and Jim Parsons at the Friends cast’s table to take a picture. “Ummmm NIGHT MADE,” the 30-year-old actress wrote in the Instagram caption. “Can’t breathe #friends meets #bbt @bigbangtheory_cbs I died and went to heaven.”
Perry, who was missing, who is currently starring in the play The End of Longing in the U.K. “Matthew may tape something for the tribute,” his rep said in a statement. “In other words, this is not the reunion people have been hoping for.”
Unfortunately, the rumored reunion TV show may not be happening. “I wish I could say it was going to be a reunion,” Schwimmer, 49, told E! News’ while promoting his upcoming FX series, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, during the 2016 TCA Winter Press Tour in mid-January. “[It’s a] 5/6 reunion.”
Schwimmer also said he was “sad” there won’t be an official reunion and also understood why Perry couldn’t make it. “It’s going to be a good time,” he said. “We’re all going to be there honoring someone we love very much, Jimmy Burrows, the great director.”
Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows airs Sunday, Feb. 21, at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.