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Friends

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Friends is an American sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman which follows the lives of six friends living in New York: lovable but clueless Joey Tribbiani, spoilt rich kid Rachel Green, neurotic Monica Geller, nerdy Ross Geller, offbeat Phoebe Buffay and wise-cracking Chandler Bing.

The series aired in the USA on NBC from 22 September, 1994 to 6 May, 2004. There are 236 half-hour episodes in 10 seasons.

Friends originally aired in South Africa on M-Net, ending its run on Wednesday 6 October, 2004. It later aired on e.tv (from 1 October, 1998 to 15 August, 2008), beginning on the first night the channel began broadcasting. It also aired on DStv's M-Net Holiday and Sony Entertainment Television (SONY) channels.

See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.

Season 5 premiered on SONY on Friday 12 October 2012, at 18h45. New episodes broadcast on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the same time. There are 24 episodes in the fifth season.

Season 5

Ross and Emily’s wedding goes ahead, but she disappears at the reception. Back in New York she calls Ross and tells him that they can remain married if he will never see Rachel again.

He agrees, but after a while he has dinner with all of his friends, including Rachel. Emily is unable to feel comfortable with Ross and Rachel being friends and she and Ross get a divorce.

Ross moves in with Joey and Chandler since he sold his apartment, but eventually moves into Ugly Naked Guy's apartment.

Phoebe gives birth to triplets: Frank Jr. Jr., Leslie, and Chandler. She tries to keep one after becoming attached to them, but Frank and Alice are unwilling to give up a child.

Chandler and Monica continue an intimate relationship in secret. During the season, each of the friends (except Ross) find out in various different ways.

Finally Chandler admits that he in love with Monica. When Ross sees them kissing he is furious at first, but then accepts it when he realises that they are serious about each other.

Rachel starts a new job at Ralph Lauren. Joey gets the lead in a movie, but travels to Las Vegas to find production has shut down. Everyone goes to Vegas to see him, but find out that he is working as a gladiator for the Caesar's Palace casino.

On the plane ride over, Ross and Rachel play pranks on each other which grow more and more outrageous. She and Ross then get drunk and run to the nearest chapel and get married.

Monica and Chandler are there planning to get married too.

Seasons

Note: seasonal broadcast dates and times for M-Net and e.tv are incomplete.

Season 1 (24 episodes)

Channel: e.tv | Premiere: 1 Oct 1998 | Finale: 11 Mar 1999 | Thursdays, 19h00
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 2 Nov 2011 | Finale: 26 Dec 2011 | Mon/Wed/Fri, 19h35

Season 2 (24 episodes)

Channel: SONY | Premiere: 24 Feb 2012 | Finale: 18 Apr 2012 | Mon/Wed/Fri, 19h30

Season 3 (25 episodes)

Channel: SONY | Premiere: 20 Apr 2012 | Finale: 15 Jun 2012 | Mon/Wed/Fri, 19h35

Season 4 (24 episodes)

Channel: SONY | Premiere: 18 Jun 2012 | Finale: 10 Aug 2012 | Mon/Wed/Fri, 19h35

Season 5 (24 episodes)

Channel: e.tv | Premiere: 23 Dec 2005 | Finale: 2 Jun 2006 | Fridays, 19h30
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 12 Oct 2012 | Finale: 5 Dec 2012 | Mon/Wed/Fri, 18h45

Season 6 (25 episodes)

Channel: e.tv | Premiere: 9 Jun 2006 | Finale: 24 Nov 2006 | Fridays, 19h30
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 7 Dec 2012 | Finale: 1 Feb 2013 | Mon/Wed/Fri, 18h40

Season 7 (24 episodes)

Channel: e.tv | Premiere: 1 Dec 2006 | Finale: 11 May 2007 | Fridays, 19h30
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 4 Feb 2013 | Finale: 1 Mar 2013 | Mon/Wed/Fri, 18h40

Season 8 (24 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 10 Jul 2002 | Finale: 18 Dec 2002 | Wednesdays, 19h30
Channel: e.tv | Premiere: 18 May 2007 | Finale: 26 Oct 2007 | Fridays, 19h30
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 4 Mar 2013 | Finale: 29 Mar 2013 | Mon/Wed/Fri, 18h35

Season 9 (24 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 4 Jun 2003 | Finale: 5 Nov 2003 | Wednesdays, 19h30
Channel: e.tv | Premiere: 2 Nov 2007 | Finale: 11 Apr 2008 | Fridays, 19h30
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 1 Apr 2013 | Finale: 26 Apr 2013 | Mon/Wed/Fri, 18h35

Season 10 (18 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 16 Jun 2004 | Finale: 6 Oct 2004 | Wednesdays, 19h30
Channel: e.tv | Premiere: 18 Apr 2008 | Finale: 15 Aug 2008 | Fridays, 19h30
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 29 Apr 2013 | Finale: 17 May 2013 | Mon/Wed/Fri, 18h35


Season 5 Cast

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Chandler Bing

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Joey Tribbiani

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Monica Geller

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Phoebe Buffay

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Rachel Green

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Dr. Ross Geller

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Carol Willick

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Gunther

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Jack Geller

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Judy Geller

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Steve

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Frank Buffay Jr.

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Janice Litman

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Alice Knight Buffay

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Doug

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Andrea Waltham

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Emily Waltham

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The Housekeeper

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Caitlin

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Danny

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Dave

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Dr. Harad

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Dr. Ledbetter

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Dr. Oberman

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Joey's Doctor

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Kim Clozzi

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Randall

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The Airplane Guy

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The Doctor

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The Elderly Woman

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The Man

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The Saleswoman

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The Smoking Woman


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