“Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows” will also feature previously announced “Friends” reunion, plus casts of “Frasier,” “Cheers” and more
“Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows” will see casts of various iconic TV sitcoms reunite to pay tribute to the prolific director.
As previously announced, most of the cast of “Friends,” including Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer – and Matthew Perry in a pre-taped segment, will also be among the star-studded event.
“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, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment, in a statement. “The caliber of talent joining us to celebrate Jimmy’s accomplishments is a testament to his imprint in television history.”
The special will air Sunday, Feb. 21 at 9 p.m. ET. on NBC.
The full list of participating stars is below, with more to be added.
n “Wings” — Tony Shalhoub, Steven Weber
n “Mike & Molly” — Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy, Katy Mixon, Nyambi Nyambi, Reno Wilson
n “Two and a Half Men” — Jon Cryer, Charlie Sheen
n “Crowded” — Carlease Burke, Stacy Keach, Carrie Preston, Mia Serafino, Patrick Warburton