Friends: They're just like us! NBC's sitcom phenomenon ran for 10 seasons, making the Friends cast some of the most famous actors in the world. But behind the witty banter and rent-controlled apartments, Monica, Phoebe, Ross, Rachel, Joey, and Chandler were just characters played by regular people doing jobs and trying to get paid. By the time Friends premiered in 1994, several of the cast members had already starred in several other failed series that were canceled after a single season. Then, on the other side of the show's 2004 finale, these big-name stars have struggled to find continued success. But that hasn't stopped them all from trying!
What are the best TV shows starring the Friends cast? This list ranks all the TV series that featured Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, or David Schwimmer in a starring (not just recurring guest) role - before or after Friends. Everyone knows Jen played the sister on the TV version of Ferris Bueller, but did you know that LeBlanc played a character named Vinnie Verducci on two different spin-offs of Married... with Children? (Two failed spin-offs.) Meanwhile, TPTB tried Perry in three early-'90s pre-Friends series - and four since. Which are your faves? Vote them up! You can also vote for The Comeback - for which Kudrow has been nominated for two Emmy Awards - and Episodes, for which LeBlanc has been nominated for three.One way the Friends cast has continued serving their loyal fanbase is by supporting each others' projects. Noted for their "real-life friendships," the actors frequently make guest appearances on shows that star other Friends. Notably, Aniston, Kudrow, and Perry have all appeared in Courteney Cox's Cougar Town, and Cox, Schwimmer, and LeBlanc have appeared on Kudrow's online series Web Therapy. Also, all of the cast members have probably gone to see a few of Jennifer Aniston's successful major motion pictures. Pals til the end!