'Friends' cast to reunite for February NBC special

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LOS ANGELES — It's a reunion fans have been dreaming about for nearly 12 years. Next month, the cast of "Friends" will be there for you … once again.

The whole beloved gang — Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc — has signed on to appear in an NBC special in honor of legendary sitcom director James Burrows.

The special, slated to air Feb. 21, will feature cast reunions from other iconic Burrows sitcoms, including "Will and Grace," "Cheers," "Taxi" and "Frasier," according to TV Line. Stars from "The Big Bang Theory" and "Mike & Molly" are also set to appear.

Superfans, be advised: While the "Friends" gang will all participate, they may not be together for a group hug.

"I'm hoping all six of them will be all in the same room at the same time, but I'm not sure if we can logistically pull that off," NBC's chairman of entertainment, Bob Greenblatt, told BuzzFeed News.

"Friends" enjoyed an enormously popular 10-season run on NBC.

Burrows directed 15 episodes of "Friends" and 200 episodes of "Will & Grace" and has been in the industry for 40 years. He directed his 1,000th episode of television in November, according to TV Line.

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