Friends (1994-2004): FYC

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Discover the plot, cast, scripts and facts about the Emmy-winning series.

Here's what we have on NBC's long-running sitcom, "Friends". And, you can also read and download the original teleplays, here, at 8FLiX.


Series Logline.

Three young men and three young women -- of the BFF kind -- live in the same apartment complex and face life and love in New York. They're not above sticking their noses into one another's business and swapping romantic partners, which always leads to the kind of hilarity average people will never experience -- especially during breakups. NBC

"Friends" Status Report.

What we know and what we don't.

Here are the basics:

  • Widely considered to be one of the best American sitcoms ever produced, "Friends" is 235 episodes of pop-culture goodness. The series aired on NBC in the United States and Canada from September 22, 1994 to May 6, 2004.
  • "Friends: The Reunion" aired on HBO Max in the USA on May 27, 2021. It's unscripted and not really an episode, per se. It's more like a documentary with the original cast, plus guest stars.
  • No additional seasons or episodes are planned.
Discretion ...
Seasons ... 10
Episodes ... 235
Network ... NBC(1994-2004)
Status ... Complete(05.06.2004)
Genres ... ComedyRomanceSitcom
IMDb ID ... 0108778

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Notable Cast
Jennifer Aniston Jennifer Aniston ... Rachel Green
Courteney Cox Courteney Cox ... Monica Geller
Lisa Kudrow Lisa Kudrow ... Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc Matt LeBlanc ... Joey Tribbiani
Matthew Perry Matthew Perry ... Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer David Schwimmer ... Dr. Ross Geller
James Michael Tyler James Michael Tyler ... Gunther
Elliott Gould Elliott Gould ... Jack Geller
Christina Pickles Christina Pickles ... Judy Geller
Maggie Wheeler Maggie Wheeler ... Janice
Paul Rudd Paul Rudd ... Mike Hannigan
Jane Sibbett Jane Sibbett ... Carol
Helen Baxendale Helen Baxendale ... Emily Waltham
Jessica Hecht Jessica Hecht ... Susan
June Gable June Gable ... Estelle Leonard
Tom Selleck Tom Selleck ... Dr. Richard Burke
Aisha Tyler Aisha Tyler ... Charlie Wheeler
Giovanni Ribisi Giovanni Ribisi ... Frank Buffay Jr.

Writing Team

Series Writers
David Crane David Crane ... Writer (created by)
Marta Kauffman Marta Kauffman ... Writer (created by)
Adam Chase Adam Chase ... Writer
Alexa Junge Alexa Junge ... Writer
Jeff Astrof Jeff Astrof ... Writer
Mike Sikowitz Mike Sikowitz ... Writer
Ira Ungerleider Ira Ungerleider ... Writer
Scott Silveri Scott Silveri ... Writer
Shana Goldberg-Meehan Shana Goldberg-Meehan ... Writer
Greg Malins Greg Malins ... Writer
Michael Curtis Michael Curtis ... Writer
Betsy Borns Betsy Borns ... Writer
Michael Borkow Michael Borkow ... Writer


Notable Wins
Won 6 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Another 71 wins and 220 nominations.
People's Choice Award 2002 ... Favorite Television Comedy Series
People's Choice Award Jennifer Aniston ... Favorite Female Television Performer
Emmy Award 2002 ... Outstanding Comedy Series
Emmy Award Jennifer Aniston ... Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Series Budget

(2004) U.S. Dollars
Budget (season 10)...$170,000,000


Friends TV series poster


Additional Content
Cast Photos...IMDb/Getty
Budget Data...IMDb Pro
Poster...NBC Store
Awards...The 54th, 55th, Emmy Awards
Awards...29th People's Choice Awards

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