'Friends' Creators Give Update on the Fate of a Reunion Series


From “Will & Grace” to “Beverly Hills, 90210,” it seems reboots have recently taken over the television airwaves.

And while fans have been clamoring for a “Friends” reunion for years, those plans have now been completely squashed by the iconic show’s creators, according to Variety.

“We will not be doing a reunion show. We will not be doing a reboot,” co-creator Marta Kauffman revealed at a panel honoring the show’s 25th anniversary at the Tribeca TV Festival.

“One of the reasons we won’t do a reunion is because this is a show about a time in your life when your friends are your family. And when you have a family, that changes. But the other reason is it’s not going to beat what we did.”

As if the hopes and dreams of Must-See TV fans weren’t already crushed, co-creator David Crane double downed on the sentiment.

“We did the show we wanted to do. We got it right, and we put a bow on it. If you visited those characters now, it just would not be the same DNA and chances are, it wouldn’t be as good,” he added.

Ok, so while we won’t be seeing what Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey are up to today, audiences still have a few ways to celebrate the Central Perk squad.

Beginning next week, fans can head to theaters on three nights to watch four classic episodes of the series on the big screen.

There’s also an immersive pop-up experience currently going on in NYC through October 6th, where attendees can check out recreations of the NBC show’s sets, props and costumes.

While in November, Warner Bros. is offering a special “Friends”-themed tour of the show’s stage, which culminates with a Thanksgiving meal.

Or you can keep it classic and watch all episodes of the series on Netflix until January 1, 2020, after which it will move to the new streaming service HBO Max.