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David Schwimmer Says Upcoming NBC Special 'Will Not Be' A Friends Reunion After All! Find Out Why!

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Ross doesn't want to call it a Friends reunion without one of his friends there!

After over 10 years since the famous sitcom ended, Friends fans are finally getting a televised cast reunion in an upcoming NBC special honoring director Jim Burrows!

But according to David Schwimmer, calling the upcoming special a Friends reunion is "completely inaccurate"!

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Speaking at FX's TCA panel on Saturday, the American Crime Story star said the highly-anticipated special isn't the reunion fans have been waiting for, saying:

"I mean, in no way is it a Friends reunion when one member is out of the country."

Castmate Matthew Perry is the only member of the main cast that won't be at the taping of the two-hour special, as he will be in London rehearsing for his upcoming play The End of Longing.

Though Perry said he will be introducing the rest of his castmates via satellite video, Schwimmer thinks it just won't be the same without Chandler there.

The 49-year-old continued:

"But look, it's a great event. We all love James Burrows and I'm sure Matthew Perry would be there if he could, but he's working in London. Maybe one day there will be [a reunion], but this will not be it."

The six cast members have yet to have a full reunion on screen since its end in 2004. And Schwimmer says fans will have to keep waiting! He added:

"I love that people are that into the show and I would love to see the six of us together and I'm sure one day we will be."

Well, at least we get to see five out of six in the upcoming special — airing February 21 on NBC!

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