Joey is an American sitcom created by Scott Silveri and Shana Goldberg Meehan as a spin-off of the sitcom Friends, which stars Matt LeBlanc reprising his role as the charming and still-single Joey Tribbiani, who has struck out on his own and moved to Hollywood, hoping to truly make it as an actor.
The series aired in the USA on NBC from 9 September, 2004 to 7 March, 2006. There are 46 half-hour episodes in two seasons.
Joey originally aired in South Africa on M-Net from 2 March, 2005 to 14 November, 2006. It later aired on SABC3 and on DStv's Comedy Central channel. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 1 originally aired on M-Net from 2 March to 10 August, 2005, on Wednesdays at 19h30. New episodes broadcast weekly.
Season 1 later aired on SABC3 from 26 February to 20 August, 2007, on Mondays at 20h30. New episodes broadcast weekly.
Season 1 then aired on Comedy Central from 7 January to 7 February, 2013. New episodes broadcast on weekdays at 18h50. There are 24 episodes in the first season.
A spin-off of Friends, Joey is a sitcom in which Matt LeBlanc reprises his role as the charming and still-single Joey, who has struck out on his own and moved to Hollywood, hoping to truly make it as an actor.
Joey says goodbye to a time when his friends were his family and welcomes the chance to turn his family into his friends.
After reuniting with his highly strung sister Gina (a strong and sexy hairdresser), Joey moves in with her genius 20-year-old son, graduate student Michael (Paulo Costanzo, Road Trip), who literally is a rocket scientist.
What Joey lacks in book smarts, however, he more than makes up for with his people skills, making him the best new friend his nephew could ask for.
In the pilot episode of the show Joey arrives in L.A. after his new agent offers him his choice of parts on two TV shows, and befriends his neighbour, Alex.
His nephew, Michael, wants to move in with him at his new apartment, but Joey fears that this will upset his sister.
From Bright-San Productions and Silver and Gold Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television Production Inc., Joey is executive-produced by Kevin S. Bright, Scott Silveri and Shana Goldberg-Meehan. The pilot was written by Goldberg-Meehan and Silveri and directed by Bright.
The show's theme song is Sunny Hours by the reggae band Long Beach Dub Allstars that features Black Eyed Peas member will.i.am.
Season 1 (24 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 2 Mar 2005 | Finale: 10 Aug 2005 | Wednesdays, 19h30
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 26 Feb 2007 | Finale: 20 Aug 2007 | Mondays, 20h30
Channel: Comedy Central | Premiere: 7 Jan 2013 | Finale: 7 Feb 2013 | Weekdays, 18h50
Season 2 (22 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 20 Jun 2006 | Finale: 14 Nov 2006 | Tuesdays, 19h00
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 25 Aug 2008 | Finale: 19 Jan 2009 | Mondays, 19h30
Channel: Comedy Central | Premiere: 8 Feb 2013 | Finale: 11 Mar 2013 | Weekdays, 18h50