After prolonged delays (largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic) and mounting anticipation, the long-awaited Friends: The Reunion is hitting HBO Max on Thursday, prompting much of the world to say, “Could we BE more excited?” It’s been 17 years since the show wrapped, and it remains just as popular today as it was during its 10-year run as an anchor of NBC's fabled Must-See TV lineups on Thursday nights. The special marks the first time all six Friends -- Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer -- have sat down together to reminisce about the show that changed their lives. Although many of them have reunited to work together on various solo projects over the years, fans have been crying out for a full-on Friends re-boot. However, after series co-creator Marta Kauffman told me in 2015, “Not going to happen, never going to happen, not going to happen, never going to happen,” this is about as close we’re ever going to get to one.
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