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'Friends' reunion not in the works, says NBC

It started as “The One with the Reunion” and turned quickly into “The One with a Whole New Season,” but sadly, rumors that fans of the hit sitcom Friends will be seeing the much-loved gang back on their old orange couch at Central Perk sometime soon are decidedly untrue.

NBC has confirmed to EW that a Friends reunion is not in the works.

The buzz started months ago after rumors of a Thanksgiving 2014 reunion special began to make the social media rounds but really heated up late last week when a major Latin America news outlet reported that NBC had confirmed a new full-season order of the show. Fans, who have been clamoring for a reunion ever since the sitcom ended its 10-season run on NBC in 2004, have been running with the rumors on both Facebook and Twitter ever since.

The network’s confirmation that a Friends reunion is not being planned comes just a day after show co-creator Marta Kauffman said the same to E! “I’m going to clear this up — it’s not happening,” Kauffman said on the red carpet of the Lifetime TV movie Call Me Crazy. “Friends was about that time in your life when your friends are your family and once you have a family, there’s no need anymore.”

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'Friends' almost ended WITHOUT Ross and Rachel together -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

It’s hard to imagine Friends concluding one of TV’s most iconic relationships with anything other than a happy ending. But that’s almost what happened.

As producer David Crane reveals in this exclusive clip from the Friends Blu-ray set, on sale Nov. 13, there at one time had been talk of concluding Ross and Rachel’s story in a much more open-ended manner. “At first we thought that [getting them together] seems so expected,” he says. The alternative? A “vague” ending with a “hope for the future.”

Obviously, those plans were killed. But can you believe that was ever on the table? (Does. Not. Compute.)

Watch Crane talk about the writers’ change of heart in the clip below:

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'Cougar Town' cast pounds grape at NYC Paley Center event

Okay, so the Cougar Town cast and creators weren’t pounding grape quite like the cul-de-sac crew does, but they came with red wine in hand to last night’s Paley Center panel. The event was just the latest of a series of viewing parties that the cast and co-creators and executive producers Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biegel organized as part of a grassroots campaign. With the ABC comedy stuck in TV schedule limbo, they decided that sitting around and doing nothing was not an option. “For Bill and for me it was kind of a no brainer,” Biegel said. “Why would you not do this? I want people to see it. So if that means going out there to show it to people, I’m going to go out there and show it to people.”

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