The cast of "Friends," along with those of several other hit shows like "The Big Bang Theory," "Will & Grace" and "Taxi," came together to honor producer James Burrows on Sunday. Five of the show's six stars were in attendance that evening and, based on photos, it appears they had a blast. David Schwimmer, who played Ross Geller on "Friends," was recently asked about reuniting with his co-stars and had no shortage of positive things to say.
According to Us Weekly, the "People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story" star was elated to spend the night honoring Burrows, 75 — especially because it meant spending time with "Friends" stars he hadn't seen in quite some time. Schwimmer, 49, said it was exciting to be able to get them all in the same room to celebrate someone they "all really love." He credited Burrows with creating the legendary cast and solidifying their relationships and chemistry.
"Well, it was just lovely to be in the same room and to honor Jimmy, who we all really love," Schwimmer said. "He's a prolific director, and he really helped forge the cast as an ensemble and really clarified all those relationships from the get-go, so it was lovely to be there."
As previously reported the reunion took place on Jan. 24 with the cast of "Friends" and several other shows helmed by Burrows during his lengthy career coming together to celebrate his Hollywood legacy. Johnny Galecki shared a photo from the special night featuring an intermingling of the "Big Bang Theory" cast and "Friends" stars.
The casts came together to film an NBC special titled "Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows." The hourlong show marks the first time the "Friends" cast has appeared on screen together since the show ended more than a decade ago. While most of the show's stars were able to attend, Matthew Perry, who played Chandler Bing, was forced to miss the event due to prior commitments. The actor is said to have filmed something to be included in the tribute. The special will air on NBC Sunday, Feb. 21, at 9 p.m. EST.