It’s the season of revivals from Gilmore Girls, to Roseanne to Will & Grace – who have just added a second season to their upcoming reboot.
However, when it comes to one of our all-time favourite sitcoms Friends, a revival just can’t seem to get off the ground. And according to Matt LeBlanc, it’s not likely to.
“I don’t think that will happen,” Matt tells TV WEEK. “I have spoken to everyone involved in the decision to come back and do Friends and I have heard all the rumours myself that you have all heard,” he explains.
The 50-year-old host of Top Gear says there has been no official word on a reboot adding that he is also okay with leaving the series in the past.
“I think Friends was about a finite period in your life, when school ends and before you sort of settle down and start having a family,” Matt says. “And that is when your friends are really a family and that is what that show was about, roughly about that ten year block in time in people’s lives.”
Matt’s not sure if a revival would work, considering that period of their lives is now over for the cast and characters.
“To go back and revisit those characters now, A) I don’t know what the story would be, and B) they have all moved on from that period on their lives and it’s just not the same.
“I would assume that they still keep in touch, all those characters, but it’s not the same. So it’s kind of like 'the book is better than the movie!’”
While we are devastated by this news, we can see where he is coming from. If you need us, we’re busy watching re runs on Stan…