Cool Your Jets, This 'Friends' Reunion Everyone Is Talking About Isn't Happening
No, seriously, don't believe everything you read on the internet.
The rumor began after Star Media wrote, "NBC network reportedly confirmed they will launch a new season of Friends on 2014, it was supposed to be about their story in acomeback reunion! [all sic]" What even is Star Media? What does that sentence even mean?
Star Media goes on to say, "It’s still unknown if the original actors will accept NBC’s deal, but the dream of 'Friends' reunion is closer than ever!"
It's not surprising the Internet took this lone report and ran with it. Fans have dreamed of a Friends reunion practically from the moment the last episode aired in 2004. And, hey, 10 years sounds like a good time for a reunion, right? But there is no way that NBC would green-light an entire new season of one of its most beloved shows without the original actors. That would be a bigger flop for the network than Animal Practice, and at a time when the Peacock Network could really use a hit.
This doesn't necessarily mean there won't ever be a reunion, but I wouldn't hold your breath for that, either. Last year, Jennifer Aniston told MTV, "No, there will be none. I don't think so. Wouldn't that be weird? I would be like, 'Oh, God, why did they do that?'" Other cast-members have voiced their distaste for the idea of a reunion as well. Matt LeBlanc told Entertainment Weekly, "I don’t want to see old Joey" and David Schwimmer has said "I don't think I would [play Ross again]."