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‘Friends’ Reunion Is ‘Not Happening,’ Creator Confirms

Wed, April 17, 2013 1:02pm EDT by Andy Swift 5 Comments
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Marta Kauffman says ‘there’s no need’ to reunite the iconic sitcom’s cast. Are you bummed?

Rumors of a Friends reunion have existed since before the NBC comedy even aired its final episode in 2004, and while the show’s stars — Jennifer AnistonCourteney CoxLisa KudrowMatt LeBlancMatthew Perry and David Schwimmer — have always remained coy about potentially reuniting, co-creator Marta Kauffman is pulling no punches in a new interview.

“I’m going to clear this up; it’s not happening!” Marta told E! Online at the April 16 screening of Lifetime’s Call Me Crazy. “Friends was about that time in your life when your friends are your family, and once you have a family, there’s no need anymore.”

Marta was specifically responding to a new rumor, spawned by website Star Media, that the cast was planning to reunite for an entirely new season of the show.

‘Friends’ Co-Stars Guest Starring On Each Other’s Shows

While a full-blown Friends reunion may be filed under “never,” that doesn’t mean individual cast members will never work together again. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the mini reunions we’ve gotten over the years:

Courteney guest starred on a March 2013 episode of Matthew’s NBC comedy Go On as Talia, a widow who caught the eye of Matthew’s character, Ryan.

Two Friends alumni have guest starred on Courteney’s ABC/TBS series Cougar Town: Lisa played Courteney’s character Jules’ dermatologist in 2010, followed by an appearance by Jen as Jules’ therapist later that year.

Lisa’s web-turned-TV series Web Therapy has seen guest appearances by both Courteney and David, and E! Online recently reported that Matt will soon be joining them.

HollywoodLifers, are you disappointed that the Friends cast will never reunite, or do you agree with Marta that it’s best to leave the show behind us? Drop a comment with your reaction to the news!

— Andy Swift

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