'Friends' Reunion: True Or False? NBC Clears Up 'Friends' Rumors, Where Is The Cast Now? [VIDEO, PHOTOS & REPORT]

By John D. Ersing April 17, 2013 1:16 PM EDT
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Friends reunion rumors have been running wild! Reports all over the internet claim that the cast of the iconic television show would be reuniting in 2014, and that NBC has confirmed the good news. The silence that came from the stars of the show Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, and Courteney Cox, only fueled the flames of the Friends reunion 2014 rumors.

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Only adding to the rumors was a "statement" made by the network, as well as a graphic featuring the Friends sofa. Reading "The One With The Reunion", the graphic circulated online and went viral. The Friends reunion graphic was posted to the internet on Sunday, April 7, 2013 by a morning radio show called The Morning After. Based in Tulsa, OK, the radio station is KHITS 106.9.

The Friends reunion "statement" from NBC that made the rounds is as follows:

The rumor of a new season for Friends has been surrounding the web for months, but this time is more than a rumor! NBC network has confirmed they will launch a new season of Friends on 2014, it will be about their story in a comeback reunion! It's still unknown if the original actors will accept NBC's deal, but the dream of Friends reunion is closer than ever!

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But will a Friends reunion really happen for 2014?

Unfortunately for all Friends fans, a reunion is not happening. Not only has Marta Kauffman dispelled rumors of a reunion in 2014, but she also dismisses the possibility of there ever being another run of the television show.

"I'm going to clear this up-it's not happening!" said Kauffman at the Call Me Crazy premiere in Los Angeles on April 16, 2013. "Friends was about that time in your life when your friends are your family and once you have a family, there's no need anymore."

And as for a Friends movie, forget about it. Warner Bros. dismissed those rumors. Warner Bros. also dismissed reports that a "Friends" movie was in development... there is no Friends-related project being worked on by the studio.

Friends cast members are also opposed to the idea of a reunion. Last year, Jennifer Aniston, who played Rachel Green in the long-time series, played down a movie that was rumored to be in the works. "I can't imagine how you would do it, unless you did it years from now.I can't imagine what that would be. It's not normal," said Jen. "Friends is in your living room; Friends is not in a movie theater. It doesn't make sense to me. I think it would be going against its authentic self."

Matt LeBlanc, who portrayed Joey Tribbiani, also shot down Friends reunion rumors. "That show was about a finite period of time, before you got married and went off to start your life with a family," said LeBlanc while promoting his Showtime series Episodes. "It was that magical time that everyone can relate to. To see what we're all doing now... It's almost like the book is better than the movie. I don't want to see old Joey."

"I don't want to see Chandler and Monica with their kids that are [raising a hand a few feet off the ground] this big now. I'd rather imagine that," he added. "Everyone's going to have different vision of what those characters are like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people. A couple of people will go, 'That's what I thought!' but for the most part it's going to let people down. It's better to let them just think."



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