Friends is an American sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which aired on NBC from September 22, 1994 to May 6, 2004. The series revolves around a group of friends in Manhattan. The series was produced by Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. The original executive producers were Crane, Kauffman and Kevin Bright, with numerous others being promoted in later seasons
#9. The producers originally offered Courteney Cox the role of Rachel, but the actress insisted on playing Monica instead. "When we originally wrote the role [of Monica], we had Janeane Garofalo’s voice in our head," David Crane told Vanity Fair in 2012, meaning that he was imagining someone much more sarcastic and snarky. Marta Kauffman and David Crane changed their minds when they realized that Courteney's take would "be a lovelier place to go" week after week.
'Friends' finale: Marta Kauffman and David Crane look back
Genre Sitcom Created by David Crane Marta Kauffman Starring Jennifer Aniston Courteney Cox Lisa Kudrow Matt LeBlanc Matthew Perry David Schwimmer Theme music composer Michael Skloff Allee Willis Opening theme "I'll Be There for You" by The Rembrandts
Amazon.com: Friends: The Complete Series: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, James Michael Tyler, Elliott Gould, Christina Pickles, Maggie Wheeler, Paul Rudd, Jane Sibbett, David Crane, Marta Kauffman: Movies & TV