The show was originally pitched by creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman as "Insomnia Cafe."
Revisiting "Friends" in Honor of the Reunion Show
On September 22, 1994, NBC debuted one of the most successful comedy sitcoms in television history, "Friends." Starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer, the show would run for 10 seasons and win six Emmy awards. The series finale in 2004 was watched by 52.5 million American viewers. As the reunion show debuts on HBO Max, take a look back at photos from the quintessential '90s show's origin, peak, and recent shots of the cast.