Friends: Best TV Series of All Time.
Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004, lasting ten seasons. The show revolves around six friends in their 20s and 30s who live in Manhattan, New York City. Friends was developed under the title Insomnia Cafe, After several script rewrites and changes, including a title change to Six of One, and, Friends Like Us, the series was finally named Friends
Created by: David Crane, Marta Kauffman
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer
Theme music composer: Michael Skloff, Allee Willis
Country of origin: United States
No. of seasons: 10
No. of episodes: 236
Executive producer(s): David Crane, Marta Kauffman, Kevin S. Bright, Michael Borkow, Michael Curtis, Adam Chase, Greg Malins, Wil Calhoun, Scott Silveri, Shana Goldberg-Meehan, Andrew Reich, Ted Cohen
Production location(s): Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank, California
Running time: 20–22 min/per episode
Production company: Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions, Warner Bros. Television
Distributor: Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Filming of the show took place at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. All ten seasons of Friends ranked within the top ten of the final television season ratings; it ultimately reached the number-one spot in its eighth season.
Friends received acclaim throughout its run, becoming one of the most popular television shows of all time. The series was nominated for 62 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning the Outstanding Comedy Series award in 2002 for its eighth season. The show ranked no. 21 on TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, and no. 7 on Empire magazine’s The 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. In 1997, the episode “The One with the Prom Video” was ranked no. 100 on TV Guide’s 100 Greatest Episodes of All-Time. In 2013, Friends ranked no. 24 on the Writers Guild of America’s 101 Best Written TV Series of All Time, and no. 28 on TV Guide’s 60 Best TV Series of All Time.