These Shows Went From Being ‘Friends Clones’ To Fan Favorites

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05.22.15 30 Comments


Ever since Friends went off the air in 2004, networks have been trying to duplicate its success, with mixed results. Some of these shows are genuinely great, but it seems like the best ones are never given the time and space to thrive by their networks. Friends was a critical hit and a cultural juggernaut, built on the chemistry of its talented cast and the fact that, at the time, a show about a bunch of friends just hanging out was still a fresh formula. By now, there are a few Friends copycats every year, with most getting cancelled within the season (Weird Loners, One Big Happy, and Marry Me). However, some managed to stick around and add something to the genre. Let’s check out some of the more successful Friends clones.

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