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The cast of “Taxi” showed up for NBC’s “Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute To James Burrows.” (L-R): Christopher Lloyd, Marilu Henner, Danny DeVito, Tony Danza, Carol Kane and Judd Hirsch.
The cast of “Taxi” showed up for NBC’s “Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute To James Burrows.” (L-R): Christopher Lloyd, Marilu Henner, Danny DeVito, Tony Danza, Carol Kane and Judd Hirsch. Art Streiber/NBC

A ‘Friends’ reunion (sort of) Sunday night on NBC

A couple of tribute shows lead Sunday night’s viewing.

What will have to pass for our much-desired “Friends” reunion happens on NBC at 9 with “Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows.” Burrows not only directed many, many episodes of “Friends,” but also “Frasier,” “Will & Grace,” “Taxi,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “The Bob Newhart Show,” “NewsRadio,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Wings,” “Mike & Molly” and too many other shows to list here. In addition, Burrows directed and co-created “Cheers.”

Also Sunday, ABC (a Disney property) celebrates 60 years of the Disneyland theme park with “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60.” It will include performances from Elton John and Tori Kelly, with appearances by Harrison Ford and Dick Van Dyke.

For more on what to watch, visit nando.com/warmtv.

Other highlights

▪ Monday night has the finale for “The X-Files” (8 p.m., Fox), which promises a cliffhanger. Does that mean more seasons are possible? Show creator Chris Carter, citing solid ratings for the limited-episode series, told International Business Times this week, “I can’t imagine there won’t be more ... But no specific conversations have been had.”

▪ Also Monday, HBO debuts a new documentary on award-winning filmmaker Mike Nichols. “Becoming Mike Nichols” airs at 9 p.m.

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