Friends Star Lisa Kudrow Would Do A Reboot, But It's Not Going To Happen

"If everyone else was doing it, I would do it," Lisa Kudrow says, but there's some bad news.

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Friends is one of the most popular and beloved TV shows ever, but don't expect NBC to bring the show back with a reboot or a reunion of any sort--though some of the cast would be up for it.

Speaking at the Tribeca TV Festival recently, Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman shot down any possibility of a revival. "We will not be doing a reunion show, we will not be doing a reboot," Kauffman said, as reported by Deadline. "The show was about that time in life when friends are your family."

The other creator of Friends, David Crane, commented in agreement with Kauffman. "We did the show we wanted to do. We got it right, and we put a bow on it," he said.

Given the immense popularity of Friends, the show's stars have been asked numerous times over the years about a potential reboot or revival. The latest to weigh in was Lisa Kudrow, who played Phoebe. She said on Kevin Nealon's hiking show that she would be interested in coming back for a new version of Friends, but it won't happen.

"If everyone else was doing it, I would do it; yeah. But it's not happening," she said, adding that she's heard Kauffman and Crane talk about how Friends will never come back.

In March this year, Kauffman talked about why bringing back Friends is a bad idea.

"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," she told Rolling Stone. "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 entire catalog of Friends is available on Netflix in the United States, and the streaming network reportedly paid $100 million to keep it there through the end of 2019. Starting in 2020, Friends will move to HBOMax.

As of 2015, the show was bringing in $1 billion every year from syndication, with stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, and Matthew Perry making $20 million a year from that based on their 2 percent share of syndication revenue, according to USA Today.

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"friends" was a great back then, don't mind rewatching it again.

a sequel with the same cast might be great but seem like their near retirement.

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No need for this at all. It would just ruin things seeing them all aged and past their prime now.

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...well, if I'm gonna form an opinion of an old show on a Monday......i agree, They covered an interesting window of life, those characters are now out of that stage of life.

I'm glad they know this. That stage of life is ripe for a new generation, but only if they actually do thier own thing. It's very much a "you had to be there" thing

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The show wasn’t that good to start with let it stay where it is.

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Don't bring it back, we need to stop going back to the well and ruining stuff, just let it be a great memory for people..... And fuel for the Lefties who want to cry about how everything is Transphobic lol.

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