Marta Kauffman responds to Friends reunion reports

Friends went off air in May 2004.

Fans of the classic sitcom Friends have been waiting to catch a reunion of the show. However, the co-creator of the popular series, Marta Kauffman has revealed that it will never happen.

During an interview with Deadline, the 59-year-old writer and TV producer squashed the reports. She said: "They nag me all the time about it and my answer is that Friends was a show about that time in your life when your friends are your family, and in a weird way, this isn't that different. Once you start having family of your own it changes, and the show was over."

"A show has a lifespan I believe, it has a lifespan like anything else, and there's no reason to continue doing it just because people miss the characters. Watch the old ones, there is no way we could win that. And there's no way it would be satisfying and it'll never happen. We'll never do it," she added.

In a separate interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Kauffman said: "I don't know how many ways we can say no."