Jennifer Aniston broke all of our hearts this week when she declared that a Friends reunion was not going to happen.

Fans had been hoping the revival of shows like Gilmore Girls and Full House may have inspired the actors behind other iconic shows to follow suit - but it seems Friends, which ran from 1994-2004, will not be among them.

Aniston, who played Rachel Green, told British presenter Lorraine Kelly:

"I think that period of time was sort of nostalgic, you know? ... I think people have such affection for it, even though it was only 12 years ago since it ended ... there was something about a time where our faces weren't shoved into cellphones and we weren't, like, checking Facebooks and Instagram, and we were in a room together, or at a coffee shop together, and we were talking ... having conversations. And we've lost that."

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She's certainly not the first TV star to reject the idea of a reunion - here are some of the major actors who have refused to reprise their iconic roles.

1.Katie Holmes - Dawson's Creek

Just a few days ago, Katie Holmes turned us all into the Dawson crying meme by revealing a Dawson's Creek reunion wasn't going to happen.

"I don't think we're going to do a reunion," The 37-year-old explained on SiriusXM.

"We see each other every now and then ... I think that the charm of the show was Kevin Williamson's writing and it was of that time and it gave teenagers this voice.

"It was a very, very special time - a special show and I loved every minute of it."

2. Danny Masterson and Ashton Kutcher - That '70s Show

While That '70s Show lead actor Topher Grace has made it clear he'd be open to a reunion, telling HuffPost Live he'd "love to do it," his co-stars aren't so keen.

Ashton Kutcher told Entertainment Weekly:

"Whenever something is great, the first thing people want to have happen is to have it rebuilt, redone; they want more of what they love ... but the minute you try to do that, in a lot of cases you end up losing the thing that was beautiful about it in the first place."

Danny Masterson feels the same way, explaining: "There's probably some way of doing it that would actually be brilliant, but it's got a 99 per cent chance of not, so why take that chance?"

3. Zach Braff - Scrubs

Zach Braff delighted fans in 2014 when he posted a cosy snap with former Scrubs co-stars Donald Faison and John C. McGinley on Instagram, captioned: "Reunited and it feels so good."

But that's about as close to a reunion of the hit show as we're going to get.

Braff once explained his reason for closing the book on the role that catapulted him to stardom: "I don't want to see old Dr JD Dorian. Everyone's going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialise is going to disappoint most people."

4. Matt Le Blanc - Friends

Even if his co-star Jennifer Aniston hadn't shut it down, Matt Le Blanc had already nixed the idea of a Friends reunion - because there would never be a decent plot.

"Friends was this magical, cool thing, like lightning in a bottle and I feel super fortunate to be part of it,'" LeBlanc told the Daily Mail in 2015.

"But I can't see a reunion not feeling gratuitous. What would the story be? We all get together and what? Have coffee?"

5. Fred Savage - The Wonder Years

OK, so this wasn't a direct rejection from Fred Savage, but his The Wonder Years co-star Danica McKellar blamed him for a reunion never happening all the same.

When asked on E!News if it would be possible, she replied:

"I don't think so. I mean, Fred [Savage]'s kind of out of the acting business. He's a director now ... I'm open to anything that sounds fun and is going to entertain people, but I wouldn't hold your breath."