'Friends' Reunion Postponed Indefinitely | 22 Words

Anyone who is anyone loves Friends... Even those who claim that they've never watched it or simply don't enjoy it. Yes, you have watched it, and yes you do enjoy it. Stop lying to yourselves.

Anyway, it's been an awfully quiet fifteen years since the final episode of Friends aired and we said our tearful goodbyes to the 6 friends we all grew to know and love.

Just weeks ago, we'd finally got the news we'd all been waiting for when the cast confirmed that a Friends reunion was definitely happening.

But now, things have taken a turn for the worst...

Keep scrolling to find out more.

Friends is arguably one of the most successful sitcoms of all time.

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We were first introduced to the Friends gang back in 1994, when Ross (David Schwimmer), Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Chandler (Matthew Perry), Monica, (Courteney Cox), Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), and Joey (Matt LeBlanc) first burst onto our screens.

It was an instant hit...

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Created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, the comedy follows the friends, who live in the same New York apartment block, as they together navigate through the turbulent years of their late twenties.

And we grew to become incredibly attached to these characters...

The show truly made us feel like a member of the Friends gang, even when we were conflicted over whether Ross and Rachel really were on a break or not... FYI they totally were on a break.

The final episode aired in September 2004...

And we watched through our tears as the gang said their final goodbyes to the apartment we had all grown to know and love for the past decade.

It was an emotional rollercoaster, to say the least.

Monica and Chandler were starting a family, Phoebe was newly married, Rachel had a new job in Paris... As with a lot of friendships, the gang had grown apart and were embarking upon their separate journeys.

Oh, and Rachel got off the plane...

Fans rejoiced as Ross and Rachel finally put their differences aside and got back together.

But, fifteen years on from Rachel getting off the plane...

We have never found out what happened to the gang. Did Rachel and Ross stay together? Would Monica and Chandler ever get divorced? Did Joey ever make it as a big actor?

Over the years, there have been a few low-key reunions and a lot of false hope...

Apart from the occasional reunion on talk-shows, fans have had their fair share of disappointments when it comes to waiting for a Friends reunion.

A trailer for a Friends movie went viral last year, giving superfans false hope that the sitcom was hitting the box office...

But it wasn't to be. The trailer was quickly confirmed to be fake and, again, our dreams were shattered.

And even the cast have confirmed in the past that a reunion is incredibly unlikely...

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Matt Le Blanc left fans heartbroken last year as he rejected calls for the show to return, saying the sitcom simply “wouldn’t be the same" in an interview with the Mail Online. He added, “People want to know what happened to them. But it was about a finite period in a person’s life after college, before you settle down and start a family."

And it isn't just the cast who have their doubts...

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The show’s co-creator Marta Kauffman, says she constantly gets “nagged" by fans to bring the sitcom back. “Watch the old ones – there is no way we could win that. And there’s no way it would be satisfying and it’ll never happen. We’ll never do it," she said in an interview with Deadline.

So, yeah... Things haven't been looking too great on the reunion front...

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Many worry that, because Friends was about a group of people in their twenties and thirties, it just wouldn't work following the gang through their forties and fifties.

However, initial excitement peaked late last year...

Jennifer Aniston finally joined Instagram, and her first post was a selfie of her and the rest of the Friends gang. “And now we’re Instagram FRIENDS too. HI INSTAGRAM," she captioned the post.

All the cast were back together...

Surely this could mean a Friends reunion?!

And finally, the news we have all been waiting for arrived last week...

All of the cast have posted on Instagram confirming the news of a reunion.

Each cast member posted the same throw-back photo...

It doesn't get more official than that!

The reunion will be broadcasted in May exclusively on HBO Max...

And HBO will also have all 10 seasons ready to stream on the same day.

But there's a catch...

The episode won't be scripted, ruling out the chances of a fictional reunion of the characters.

Fans have been asking a lot of questions...

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And thankfully for them (and us), Courteney Cox has revealed what exactly to expect.

Speaking with Kevin Nealon on Hiking with Kevin, Courteney explained what the show would involve...

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She said, "So the exciting thing is that we're all going to get together for the first time, in a room, and actually talk about the show, and it's going to be on HBO Max, and I'm so excited."

This will be a first time thing...

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"We're going to have the best time. It's going to be great. We really haven't all done that and actually sat there and talked about and reminisced about this incredible experience that we had. It's gonna be fantastic," she went on to explain.

But, today there's been some bad news.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Friends reunion has been called off "indefinitely," as filming was due to start next week. The news comes as several other TV shows and movies have been canceled or delayed due to the virus. Keep scrolling for the full list of the movies and shows affected. This is not good...