Will There be a ‘Friends’ Reboot? Courteney Cox Shares Her Thoughts on a TV Reunion
Since TV reboots are all the rage, it’s only logical that we circle back and question once again if there will ever be a Friends reboot? Who wouldn’t want to know what Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, and Ross are getting up to these days?
The Friends cast has shot down reunion rumors before
It’s not a question that’s going away anytime soon and each of the Friends cast members have been asked over the years about a reunion. None of them seem game for returning to the Friends universe, however.
Courteney Cox sounds off on the possibility of a Friends reboot
During a recent interview with E! News, in which Courteney Cox talked about her Facebook Watch docu-series 9 Months and her decision to join Instagram, she was also asked about the possibility of a Friends reboot.
During the interview, Cox was asked, “How many signatures do I have to get, who do I have to call… do I need to go to Congress to get this show rebooted?”
Cox explained, “You’re going to have to go to Congress,” adding, “I can definitely call everyone but it cannot… I don’t think that’s gonna happen.”
Cox is ruling Instagram with Friends nostalgia
Even if Cox isn’t down for a reboot of the series, fans can nab a bit of the old TV series’ nostalgia on Cox’s Instagram feed. She’s just newly joined, but is already sharing throwback pics and making Friends references.
Cox shared a cute throwback pic with her Friends co-star Lisa Kudrow, captioning the photo: “IS THAT YOU?” What Lisa K said when I showed her this pic.”
She also had a little fun recreating the famous “pivot” scene from Friends and shared a happy birthday shoutout to her co-star Jennifer Aniston
Other Friends have weighed in
In the past, the rest of the Friends cast has been asked about a reboot of the series and most agreed that it’s never going to happen.
Aniston has said in the past that “anything” is possible, but Matt LeBlanc told Steve Harvey in an interview last year that it probably will never go down.
LeBlanc explained: “Like, old Friends? Personally, I don’t think so. I’ve talked to the writers about it. That show was a very finite period in your life, between 20 and 30, when you’re out of school but your life hadn’t really started yet and your friends are your family, and you’re kind of finding your way. When that period is over, it’s over.”
He added: “All the characters have gone their separate ways. I always have this standard go-to joke when people say, ‘We want to see what Joey’s doing now.’ Nobody wants to see Joey get his colonoscopy! Nobody wants to see that.”
When Kudrow was asked during a Today show interview last year, “Do you think you could get the group together?,” the actress answered: “Me personally? No. But we have convened, privately, for dinner, and it was great.”
David Schwimmer had explained in the past his views on a Friends reunion, noting it’s very unlikely: “Look, the thing is, I just don’t know if I want to see all of us with crutches [and] walkers. I doubt it — I really doubt it.”