The lineup for NBC’s James Burrows tribute special, a.k.a “The One That’s Kinda a Friends Reunion Depending on How You Define ‘Reunion,’ ” has been released.
“There is nobody with better TV comedy instincts than Jimmy Burrows, and because of his guiding hand these remarkable shows will be forever celebrated and stand the test of time,” said Paul Telegdy, president of alternative programming for NBC. “The caliber of talent joining us to celebrate Jimmy’s accomplishments is a testament to his imprint in television history.”
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Scheduled to be in attendance for the special, titled Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows:
Friends: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer (Matthew Perry in a pre-taped segment)
Cheers: Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Bebe Neuwirth, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt (Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson in pre-taped segments)
Frasier: Peri Gilpin, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce (Kelsey Grammer in pre-taped segment)
Will & Grace: Sean Hayes, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally
Taxi: Tony Danza, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner, Judd Hirsch, Carol Kane, Christopher Lloyd
The Big Bang Theory: Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Jim Parsons Wings: Tony Shalhoub, Steven Weber
Mike & Molly: Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy, Katy Mixon, Nyambi Nyambi, Reno Wilson
Two and a Half Men: Jon Cryer, Charlie Sheen
Crowded: Carlease Burke, Stacy Keach, Carrie Preston, Mia Serafino, Patrick Warburton
The special airs Sunday, Feb. 21 at 9 p.m. ET.