By Daphne Rasehei – EMTV Online
12 years after going off the air, the cast of beloved ’90s comedy Friends are reuniting; NBC announced at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Pasadena.
Actor Matt LeBlanc – aka Joey Tribbiani – told his 83,000 Twitter followers “the reunion should be a good time”.
Chandler, Rachel, Joey, Monica, Ross and Phoebe are expected to appear for a two-hour special on NBC next month.
There have been several TV mini-reunions with a few cast members since the hit’sitcom ended in 2004 after 10 seasons, but never all six.
For this reunion all six original cast members; Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer are all on board.
Despite their clashing timetables, NBC Chairman, Robert Greenblatt, is hoping all six will be in the room at the same time and they can logistically pull it off.
The reunion will be a tribute to famed comedy director James Burrows, who directed 15 episodes of Friends, including the pilot.