Former cast members from Cheers, Frasier, Taxi and Wings are amongst those participating in the US TV tribute to diretor James Burrows.
The legendary director is being honoured as he approaches his 1000th-directed sitcom.
In addition to the much-touted Friends gathering (with Matthew Perry pre-recorded from London), it will also include a reunion of Two and a Half Men’s Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer.
“There is nobody with better TV comedy instincts than Jimmy Burrows, and because of his guiding hand these remarkable shows will be forever celebrated and stand the test of time,” said Paul Telegdy, NBC Entertainment’s president, alternative and late night programming. “The caliber of talent joining us to celebrate Jimmy’s accomplishments is a testament to his imprint in television history.”
Below are the confirmed participant:
Cheers — Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Bebe Neuwirth, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt (Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson in taped segments)
Friends — Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer (Matthew Perry in taped segment)
Frasier — Peri Gilpin, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce (Kelsey Grammer in taped segment)
Will & Grace — Sean Hayes, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally
Taxi — Tony Danza, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner, Judd Hirsch, Carol Kane, Christopher Lloyd
The Big Bang Theory — Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Jim Parsons
Wings — Tony Shalhoub, Steven Weber
Mike & Molly — Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy, Katy Mixon, Nyambi Nyambi, Reno Wilson
Two and a Half Men — Jon Cryer, Charlie Sheen
Crowded — Carlease Burke, Stacy Keach, Carrie Preston, Mia Serafino, Patrick Warburton
Other guests will include JB Smoove, Jason Bateman, Valerie Bertinelli, Kate Flannery, Will Arnett, and Bob Newhart, who will appear in a taped segment.
The NBC special airs in the US on February 21 but no Australian broadcaster has been announced.
Source: Hollywood Reporter