Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman has spoken out to debunk rumours suggesting the stars of the hit sitcom have been secretly hatching plans for a TV reunion.
The hugely successful comedy, starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry, came to an end in 2004 after 10 seasons on air, but the show was back in the headlines this week as reports suggested bosses at America's NBC network were putting together plans for a 2014 comeback.
However, co-creator Kauffman has now stepped up to silence the gossip, insisting a new season is not in the works.
She tells E! Online, "I'm going to clear this up right now - no, it's not happening!"
Kauffman is also adamant the series will never be made into a movie like TV contemporary Sex and The City.
She adds, "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. I'd rather people go, 'Oh, please! Please!' than 'I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.'"