It started as “The One with the Reunion” and turned quickly into “The One with a Whole New Season,” but sadly, rumors that fans of the hit sitcom Friends will be seeing the much-loved gang back on their old orange couch at Central Perk sometime soon are decidedly untrue.
NBC has confirmed to EW that a Friends reunion is not in the works.
The buzz started months ago after rumors of a Thanksgiving 2014 reunion special began to make the social media rounds but really heated up late last week when a major Latin America news outlet reported that NBC had confirmed a new full-season order of the show. Fans, who have been clamoring for a reunion ever since the sitcom ended its 10-season run on NBC in 2004, have been running with the rumors on both Facebook and Twitter ever since.
The network’s confirmation that a Friends reunion is not being planned comes just a day after show co-creator Marta Kauffman said the same to E! “I’m going to clear this up — it’s not happening,” Kauffman said on the red carpet of the Lifetime TV movie 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.”
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