Friends Co-Creator Explains Why A Reunion Will Never Happen

The One Where Everyone's Disappointed
Friends Co-Creator Explains Why A Reunion Will Never Happen
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Friends' co-creator has revealed why a reunion will never happen. The ever-popular comedy celebrates its 25th anniversary this year but, speaking recently, Marta Kauffman said that a revival won't ever come to screens for "several reasons" – including fears that it would "only disappoint" fans of the original series.

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"There are several reasons," Kauffman told Rolling Stone. "One, the show is about a time in your life when your friends are your family. It's not that time anymore. All we'd be doing is putting those six actors back together, but the heart of the show would be gone.


"Two, I don't know what good it does us. The show is doing just fine, people love it. [A reunion] could only disappoint – 'The One Where Everyone's Disappointed'."

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While devastating, news that a Friends reunion probably won't ever happen shouldn't come as a surprise.

Friends stars have repeatedly shut down claims of a revival, with Matt Le Blanc previously telling Digital Spy: "Yeah, that probably won't happen. There's no plans for anything like that. Everyone seems to be talking about that these days, but nope, no irons in the fire there."

Reruns for life it is, then. 

H/T Cosmo UK