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NBC announces a 'Friends' reunion

Cast of "Friends" (Getty Images)

NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt made a big announcement Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California.

One of TV's biggest comedy hits is making its return for a two-hour special. The "Friends" cast is reuniting for a tribute episode in honor of director James Burrows, who is also known for his work in "Taxi," "The Bob Newhart Show," and "Cheers."

According to Entertainment Weekly, the entire "Friends" cast is on board for the reunion.

"Friends" launched in 1994 and ran for 10 seasons.

The special will air Sunday, Feb. 21.