TV Reunions: 'Cheers,' 'Mary Tyler Moore,' Two 'Clueless' Stars, and More

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There's nothing like a good ol' fashioned TV reunion, and it looks like a slew of them are coming soon to a small screen near you.

While a full-fledged "Friends" reunion is not in the works and apparently never will be (show co-creator Marta Kauffman bluntly told E! Online, "I'm going to clear this up -- it's not happening"), former co-stars Matt LeBlanc and Lisa Kudrow will reunite in an upcoming episode of Kudrow's Showtime series "Web Therapy." ("Friends" alums Courteney Cox and David Schwimmer previously guest-starred on the show.)

And while we're in the mood for a reunion, check out these other must-see TV reunions.

"The Mary Tyler Moore Show"

Love is all around for the cast of the iconic 1970s series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." The cast's five lovely ladies -- Betty White, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, Georgia Engel, and Mare herself -- recently reunited for White's TV Land sitcom "Hot in Cleveland." At a Studio City, California, press conference, Moore said the group's chemistry was still there: "Even though we are playing different people, we interact as only you can when you have been together for a long, long time. We don't have to fake it," she said. The "Hot in Cleveland" episode, titled "Love Is All Around," will air on Sept. 4.


The 1995 Alicia Silverstone big-screen comedy -- which spun off into a TV sitcom -- boasted the teen love affair between Dionne and Murray, played by Stacey Dash and Donald Faison. Now, Dash and Faison are back together -- on TV, anyway -- for a reunion on the TV Land show "The Exes." According to TV Guide, Dash will play Dana, a recommitted virgin who is dating Faison's character, Phil. Sound familiar? Their characters' totally "technical" virginity was addressed in the "Clueless" movie. "The Exes" episode is slated for July.


Here's three cheers to a "Cheers" reunion for Kirstie Alley and Rhea Perlman. The former TV barkeeps are on tap to team up for the upcoming TV Land sitcom "Kirstie Alley's New Show." Perlman will play Alley's assistant and best friend, Thelma, on the series. Alley told ET, "We were planning this when we were doing 'Cheers.'" Considering the classic NBC sitcom ended 20 years ago, that's a long time in the making, but we'll take it! "Kirstie's New Show" premieres this fall.

"Arrested Development"

And talk about a long overdue development. The Fox sitcom "Arrested Development" was canceled in 2006, but in an unprecedented move seven years later, the cult favorite has been reincarnated with new episodes on Netflix. According to the New York Daily News, the original cast will return intact in the new version of the series, marking the mega reunion of Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, David Cross, and Alia Shawkat. The new "Arrested Development" premieres on May 26 on Netflix.

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