Producer Says ‘Never’ To ‘Friends’ Reunion Movie

Dolly Parton may reunite someday with her “Nine to Five” movie co-stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin on the pair’s Netflix series “Grace & Frankie,” but not yet.

Executive producer Marta Kauffman said it’s too early in the life of the Netflix drama, which begins its second season in May.

“The minute you bring Dolly Parton — who I love, by the way — it’s ‘Nine to Five'” and viewers will be taken out of the world of “Grace & Frankie,” Kauffman said.

She took the opportunity to make her feelings known about a reunion for another show she produced.

“I will say there will never be a ‘Friends’ reunion movie,” she said.


The possibility of the “Friends” stars reuniting in some fashion was raised after NBC said it was gathering them for a Feb. 21 tribute to veteran director Jim Burrows, who counts the hit sitcom and many others among his credits.

But it turned out the network is well shy of that goal, with NBC executives saying last week that the majority of “Friends” stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer will be there and “in one form or another.”

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