With the success of several recently revived sitcoms, many networks are looking to bring back other beloved shows to their primetime schedules. But any fans of Friends should refrain from getting their hopes up.
Friends co-creator David Crane told an audience during a panel of comedy showrunners that he does not want to bring back the beloved NBC sitcom.
“Never happening,” Crane said. “Never. We did it! It’s done. That’s why you don’t want to see more of it, because it’s all a happy ending.”
Crane isn’t the only one who feels this way. His fellow co-creator, Marta Kauffman, previously stated that the show was about people whose friends were their family, but the show ended with all the characters going to start their own families. So a revived show wouldn’t be the same as the old show.
Jennifer Aniston, one of the stars of Friends, also said a revival wouldn’t work, but only because the show came from an era before social media and cell phones where friends had to meet at coffee shops and other places. The dynamic would be different today.
Crane didn’t leave Friends fans completely disappointed. He did reveal the fate of the couples from the show. He said that Monica and Chandler would still be together, and so would Ross and Rachel, the show’s famous pairing.
Of course, this still won’t stop millions of Friends fans to continue demanding a reunion for the show.