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Girlfriends

Genres: Comedy
Broadcast on: SABC1, M-Net Series, Vuzu, Sony Channel, Top One, 1Magic

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Seasons

Season 1

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
UPN 11 Sep 2000 14 May 2001 Mondays, 21h30 - 22h00 22
SABC1 10 Sep 2001 04 Feb 2002 Mondays, 20h00 - 20h30 22
M-Net Series 06 Aug 2003 31 Dec 2003 Wednesdays, 18h30 - 19h00 22
Top One 28 May 2010 06 Aug 2010 Fridays, 19h00 - 19h30 22
Vuzu 27 Dec 2011 08 Mar 2012 Tue/Thu, 19h00 - 19h30 22
Sony Channel 15 May 2014 12 Jun 2014 Weekdays, 18h35 - 19h00 22
1Magic 13 Jan 2020 28 Jan 2020 Weekdays, 17h00 (double bill) 22


Season 1

Girlfriends is an American television sitcom created by Mara Brock Akil and produced by Kelsey Grammer which centres around the lives of four African-American women living in Los Angeles, California, which takes a sometimes serious but mostly hilarious look at the lives of these four women as they tackle socially relevant issues common to today's society.

Meet Joan Clayton, the "mother hen" of the girlfriends: she's a successful attorney working for a prestigious law firm, very attractive and intelligent and she often puts the needs of her friends above her own.

Then there's Toni Childs, a childhood friend of Joan - she's a vain, self-obsessed money-hungry woman working as a successful realtor and she's generally the spoilt one of the four.

She later marries a white Jewish plastic surgeon but the marriage barely lasts a year.

Next is Maya Wilkes - she's Joan's very sassy assistant at the law firm and she's married to her childhood sweetheart, Darnell.

Lastly there's Lynn Searcy, a roommate of Joan and Toni at UCLA, and she's the genuinely nice one of the four. Born to multi-racial parents, she was adopted by a white family and only embraced her black background when she met Joan and Toni.

The girlfriends have an extra friend in William Dent, a senior partner at the law firm where Joan works. He's one of Joan's best male friends and becomes the "listening ear" when the girls need to lash out at the latest drama in their lives.

Girlfriends takes a sometimes serious but mostly hilarious look at the lives of these four women as they tackle socially relevant issues common to today's society.


Season 1 Cast

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Joan Clayton

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Maya Wilkes

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Lynn Searcy

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Toni Childs

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William Jerome Dent

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Darnell Wilkes

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Angela Anderson

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Charles

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Emily Griffin

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Fred

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Himself

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Himself

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Jabari Wilkes

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Joan's Love Interest

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Laurie's Mother

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Niecy Jackson

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Sean Ellis

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Vosco

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Frank Anderson

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Dexter Owens


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