The Sitcom Series Friends

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The Sitcom Series Friends


Friends were an American sitcom conceived by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which ran on NBC from September 22, 1994 to May 6, 2004. The series revolves round a assembly of friends in the locality of Manhattan, New York City. The series was made by Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. The initial boss producers were Crane, Kauffman and Kevin Bright, with numerous others being encouraged in subsequent seasons. The series' ranking all through its run was TV-PG.

Friends obtained positive reviews all through most of its run, evolving one of the most well liked sitcoms of all time. The series won numerous and was nominated for 63 Primetime Emmy Awards. The series was also very successful in the ratings, consistently grading in the peak 10 in the last primetime ratings. The series has made a large heritage impact. The Central Perk coffee house that had boasted prominently in the series has inspired various imitations all through the world. The series continues in syndication worldwide. All 10 seasons are also accessible on DVD. The spin-off series Joey was conceived to pursue up with the series after the finale. (Jicha, 2000, 2)


The series boasted six major cast members all through its run, with numerous characters recurring all through the 10 seasons. The major cast members were well renowned to television viewers before their roles on Friends, but were not considered to be stars. During the series' ten-season run, the actors all accomplished household title celebrity status.(Rice,2000,2)

Series creator David Crane liked all six characters to be identically famous, and the series was lauded as being "the first factual 'ensemble' show”. The cast members made efforts to hold the ensemble format and not permit one constituent to dominate; they went into themselves in the same portraying categories for awards, opted for collective instead of one-by-one salary negotiations, and asked to emerge simultaneously on publication cover photos in the first season. The cast members became best friends off screen and one guest star, Tom Selleck, described sometimes feeling left out.(Stallings,2000,102)The cast stayed good friends after the series' run, most especially Cox and Aniston, with Aniston being godmother to Cox and David Arquette's female child, Coco.In the authorized farewell commemorative publication Friends 'Til The End, each separately accepted in their interviews that the cast had become their family.

The series' creators accomplished the first preliminary of the hour-long finale in January 2004, four months before its initial airing. Crane, Kauffman and Bright observed the finales of other sitcoms to arrange the episodes summarize, giving vigilance to what worked and what did not. They admired the ones which stayed factual to the series, citing the finale of The Mary Tyler Moore Show as the gold standard. Crane, Kauffman, and Bright had adversity composing the finale, and spent several days considering about the finale scene without being adept to compose a word. They did not desire to manage "something high notion, or take the show out of the show”. The most critical parts of the ...
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