NBC has announced it is reviving its mega-hit sitcom, Friends, after 12 years. Friends ran on NBC from 1994 to 2004. The show followed the lives of six twenty-somethings living in Manhattan, New York.
NBC made the announcement via Twitter Wednesday. The network is taking on the project to honor sitcom director James Burrows, who recently celebrated 1,000 television episodes. Burrows directed 15 episodes of Friends.
Through the years, various cast members have reunited several times, however the new special set to air February 21, 2016 will be the first time all six actors have appeared in the same project since the last episode of Friends.
Although all the main actors will appear in the revival special, an NBC chairman says there may not be a scene with all six together. He says that is because getting all the actors at the same will be a challenge.
Since the series ended in 2004, fans have called for a cast reunion, but until recently, rumors of such reunions have always been denied.
The show has proved the test of time, becoming popular with millennials since it began streaming on Netflix in 2015.