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Friends

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Season 8

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 8 originally aired on M-Net from 10 July to 18 December, 2002, on Wednesdays at 19h30. New episodes broadcast weekly.

Season 8 later aired on e.tv from 18 May to 26 October, 2007, on Fridays at 19h30. New episodes broadcast weekly.

Season 8 premiered on SONY on Monday 4 March 2013, at 18h35. New episodes broadcast in a double bill on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the same time. There are 24 episodes in the eighth season.

Season 8

Clips of New York's World Trade Center were removed because of the terrorist attacks.

Rachel confirms she is pregnant but doesn't tell anyone who the father is. Joey finds a sweater that the baby’s father left at the apartment. He and Phoebe suspects that it’s Tag’s sweater, but Ross finds it and claims it as his.

Rachel informs Ross that she is pregnant and they tell everyone that they secretly slept together about a month before Chandler and Monica's wedding.

Joey starts to develop feelings for Rachel. Feeling that Ross is missing out on his fatherly duties, Joey reluctantly suggests that Rachel move in with Ross, and she does so. Joey later reveals his feelings to Rachel, who politely and emotionally rejects him. Joey is crushed but realises he must on.

After a passionate kiss with Ross, Rachel goes into labour. Ross’s mom gives Ross a ring to give to Rachel, even though Ross doesn’t want to propose to Rachel.

Rachel remains in labour for about 21 hours and gives birth to their daughter, Emma. Joey finds the engagement ring after it falls out of Ross' coat.

He bends down to pick it up. Rachel, seeing Joey on one knee with an engagement ring, thinks that he is proposing to her, and says "okay".

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 8 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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Gunther

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Jack Geller

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Judy Geller

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Julie

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Kristen

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Janice Litman

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Doug

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Tim

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The Waiter

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Ben Geller

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Tag Jones

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Airport Security #2

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Bob

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Cliff

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Dennis Phillips

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Dina Tribianni

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Dr. Schiff

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Eric

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Evil Bitch

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Jim

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Kash

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Katie

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Lelani Mayolanofavich

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Mable

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Marc

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Mr. Franklin

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Mrs. Verhoeven

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Parker

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The Interviewer

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The Ticket Agent

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Will Colbert

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Woman Giving Birth


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