TV The Best Shows That Star Friends Cast Members  

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List Rules Vote 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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Cougar Town

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Cougar Town is an American television sitcom that ran for 102 episodes over six seasons, from September 23, 2009 until March 31, 2015. The first three seasons aired on ABC, with the series moving to TBS for the final three seasons. Set in the fictional town of Gulfhaven, Florida, nicknamed "Cougar ...more

Actors: Courteney Cox (2009-2015)

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 76

Network: TBS, American Broadcasting Company

Characters: Jules Kiki Cobb, Bobby Cobb, Grayson Ellis, Travis Cobb, Andy Torres, + more

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#84 on The Best Female-Led TV Shows

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A spin-off of Ryan Murphy's American Horror story, American Crime Story is a true crime anthology series. Season 1 (2016, FX), The People v. O. J. Simpson, presents the 1996 murder trial of O. J. Simpson. Season 2 focuses on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Season 3 examines the assassination of ...more

Actors: David Schwimmer (2016)

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#12 on The Best FX Original Shows

#20 on The Best Current Period Piece TV Shows

#16 on The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars

#10 on The Best "American" TV Shows

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Episodes is a British/American television sitcom created by David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik and produced by Hat Trick Productions. It premiered on Showtime in the United States on 9 January 2011 at 21:30 hrs. and on BBC Two in the United Kingdom on 10 January 2011 at 22:00 hrs. The show is about a ...more

Actors: Matt LeBlanc (2011-present)

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 16

Network: British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD

Characters: Matt LeBlanc, Stoke, Beverly Lincoln, Castor Sotto, Morning Randolph, + more

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#18 on The Best Showtime Shows of All Time, Ranked

#10 on The Best Showtime Original Shows

#23 on The Best TV Shows Ending in 2017

#4 on Current TV Shows That Friends Fans Would Love

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Web Therapy

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Web Therapy debuted on and is an improvised online series starring Lisa Kudrow as Fiona Wallice, a therapist who has conceived of a new form of therapy: the titular "web therapy". ...more

Actors: Lisa Kudrow (2011-present)

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 1

Network: Showtime

Characters: Putsy Hodge, Camilla Bowner, Fiona Wallice, Tammy Hines, Claire Dudek, + more

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#10 on The Best Web Series

#29 on The Best Showtime Original Shows

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