There's no Friends reunion: David Schwimmer

Published: January 17, 2016
He was sad that Matthew Perry aka Chandler won't be attending the special show. PHOTO: THE INDEPENDENT

He was sad that Matthew Perry aka Chandler won't be attending the special show. PHOTO: THE INDEPENDENT

Whaaaat? No reunion?


Actor David Schwimmer says the cast of Friends gathering together in February to honour legendary comedy director James Burrows will be no reunion of the popular comedy series.

“There’s no Friends reunion,” Schwimmer, who starred with Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry in the comedy series Friends, told reporters during the 2016 TCA Winter Press Tour, reports Ace Showbiz.

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“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,” he said.

“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,” the star added.

Schwimmer was sad that his friend Matthew Perry couldn’t join the Friends special. “I wish I could say it was going to be a reunion. Anyway, (It’s a) 5/6 reunion,” Schwimmer told E Online while promoting his upcoming FX series American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson. 


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He added: “Sure I’m sad, but I’m happy for him, he’s doing a play in London and it’s thrilling. I did one there and it was fantastic.”

The actor also said the moments will still be special despite Perry’s absence. “It’s going to be a good time. We’re all going to be there honouring someone we love very much… Jimmy Burrows, the great director,” he said.

The James Burrows special is scheduled to air on February 21 on NBC.

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