Friends was an American television sitcom, originally created and executive produced by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which aired its first episode on September 22, 1994. This sitcom was based off three young men and three young women who lived in the same apartment complex in Manhattan, New York, and considered themselves something like bestfriends, depicting each others, comedic and romantic adventures and career issues. Kauffman and Crane began developing Friends under the title Insomnia Café between November and December 1993. They presented the idea to Bright, and together they pitched a seven-page treatment of the show to NBC. After several script rewrites and changes, including a second title change to Friends Like Us, the series was finally named Friends.
Filming took place at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. Friends filmed for 10 seasons, in which they all ranked within the top 10 of the final television season ratings, ultimately reaching the #1 spot with its 8th season. The series finale on May 6, 2004, was watched by around 52.5 million American viewers, making it the 5th most watched series finale in television history, and the most watched television episode of the 2000s decade.
Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green
Courteney Cox as Monica Geller-Bing
Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani
Mathew Perry as Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer as Ross Geller