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The Best Shows That Star Friends Cast Members

List RulesVote up the best live-action TV / streaming series that feature a former or future Friends cast member in a starring role.

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!
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    Matt LeBlanc stars in this comedy series as ... Matt LeBlanc. The former "Friends" actor stars as an actor who is cast in an American version of a couple's British sitcom that is popular overseas. But, as the star, LeBlanc reworks the show into what turns out to be a terrible cliche, causing tension in the couple's marriage.  ...more
    • Actors: Matt LeBlanc (2011-present)
    • Premiered: January 9, 2011
    • Characters: Matt LeBlanc, Stoke, Beverly Lincoln, Castor Sotto, Morning Randolph
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    American Crime Story (FX, 2016) is an American anthology television series by Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, and Tom Rob Smith. Each season is presented as a self-contained miniseries, following separate unrelated true events.  ...more
    • Actors: David Schwimmer (2016)
    • Premiered: February 2, 2016
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    Go On is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from August 8, 2012 to April 11, 2013. The series starred Matthew Perry as Ryan King, a sports talk radio host trying to move on from the death of his wife. Go On was created by Scott Silveri and was given a series order on April 20, 2012. A preview episode aired following the Olympics coverage on August 8. The series premiered on September 11, 2012, in its normal Tuesday timeslot at 9:00 pm Eastern/8:00 pm Central after The Voice. On October 2, 2012, NBC ordered a full season of Go On, to contain 22 episodes. On May 10, 2013, NBC announced that the show had been cancelled.  ...more
    • Actors: Matthew Perry (2012)
    • Premiered: August 8, 2012
    • Characters: Yolanda, George, Lauren, Ryan King, Carrie
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    Two former college friends become mismatched roommates after the demise of their marriages.  ...more
    • Actors: Matthew Perry (2015)
    • Premiered: February 19, 2015
    • Characters: Oscar Madison, Teddy, Lindsay, Dani, Felix Unger
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