……BY BILLY SUTER……
THE original stars of the ever-popular sitcom, Friends, return to the show’s original set for a real-life, unscripted, celebration of the show on Friends: The Reunion – and good news is that it is to be aired on M-Net at 8pm on Sunday, May 30, and on Showmax from Monday, May 31.
Not only will the special feature Friends stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, but also special guests.
Guests will include David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon and Malala Yousafzai.
All will reminisce and chat about the show’s success and influences, on the iconic comedy’s original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros Studio lot in Burbank.
Friends was one of the highest-rated shows on television in its original network and remains a perennial go-to in syndication and on streaming services, where it continues to be a smash hit worldwide.
A favorite among critics and fans alike throughout its 10-season run, Friends not only won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy series, but also garnered Emmy Awards for series stars Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow.
The show follows the lives and loves of a close-knit group of friends living in New York City: siblings Ross (Schwimmer) and Monica Geller (Cox), along with friends Chandler Bing (Perry), Phoebe Buffay (Kudrow), Joey Tribbiani LeBlanc) and Rachel Green (Aniston).
Friends was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, who executive-produced the series with Kevin Bright through Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions, in association with Warner Bros Television.