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What to Watch on Sunday: Tribute reunites casts of ‘Friends,’ ‘Taxi’

The cast of “Friends” at NBC’s “Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute To James Burrows.” Pictured: (l-r) David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, James Burrows, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow.
The cast of “Friends” at NBC’s “Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute To James Burrows.” Pictured: (l-r) David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, James Burrows, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow. Chris Haston/NBC

Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows (9 p.m., NBC) – This gathering of stars is what will have to pass for our much-desired “Friends” reunion. Burrows not only directed many episodes of “Friends,” but also “Cheers” (which he co-created), “Frasier,” “Will & Grace,” “Taxi,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “The Bob Newhart Show,” “NewsRadio,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Wings,” “Mike & Molly” and too many others to list here.

The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 (8 p.m., ABC) – ABC (a Disney property) celebrates 60 years of the Disneyland theme park with performances from Elton John and Tori Kelly, and appearances by Harrison Ford and Dick Van Dyke.

Also on . . .

NC Bookwatch (Noon, UNC-TV) – Lee Smith talks about her book “Dimestore: A Writer’s Life.”

Good Wife (9 p.m., CBS) – It’s noteworthy any time Carrie Preston makes an appearance as attorney Elsbeth Tascioni, as she does tonight when Eli asks her to help figure out why the FBI is targeting Peter.

The Walking Dead (9 p.m., AMC) – A simple scavenging run proves tricky when the survivors aren’t the only ones after a goldmine of supplies.

Downton Abbey (9 p.m., UNC-TV) – Molesley and Spratt try new jobs and Thomas takes a fateful step (Grumpy Carson has done what I thought impossible: he’s made me feel sorry for Thomas).

Vinyl (9 p.m., HBO) – Boy, you guys really didn’t like this premiere last week, huh? For all the Cannavale faithful: Richie delivers a bombshell that shocks prospective buyers and his partners.

Girls (10 p.m., HBO) – Season 5 opens with Marnie micromanaging her wedding to Desi, and Shoshanna at her beck and call.

Mercy Street (10:20 p.m., UNCTV) – The season finale of this Civil War hospital drama starts a bit late tonight because “Downton Abbey” is scheduled to go long.

Togetherness (10:30 p.m., HBO) – Alex gets a surprise birthday visit on the set of his new movie in New Orleans in this Season 2 premiere.

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