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Girlfriends 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2000–2008)
A look at the lives, loves, and losses of four different women, Toni, Maya, Lynn, and Joan.

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Mara Brock Akil
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Tracee Ellis Ross ...  Joan Clayton 172 episodes, 2000-2008
Golden Brooks ...  Maya Denise Wilkes / ... 172 episodes, 2000-2008
Persia White ...  Lynn Ann Searcy / ... 172 episodes, 2000-2008
Reginald C. Hayes ...  William Jerome Dent / ... 172 episodes, 2000-2008
Jill Marie Jones ...  Antoinette 'Toni' Marie Childress Garrett 137 episodes, 2000-2006
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A look at the lives, loves, and losses of four different women, Toni, Maya, Lynn, and Joan.

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

11 September 2000 (USA) See more »

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Csajok See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Golden Brooks originally auditioned for the character Toni Childs, not Maya Wilkes, the character she would eventually portray on the series. See more »

Quotes

Joan Clayton: My mother always said, "When love runs out on you, God sends you love's equivalent... or better."
Toni Childs: I thought she said, "When you run out of love's lubricant, use butter."
Joan Clayton: What?
Toni Childs: What? Your momma does mumble. And we both know she's a freak.
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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 African American Shows (2016) See more »

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An Outstanding, Beautifully Written Show
16 May 2004 | by edhuds0nSee all my reviews

I cannot say enough good things about this show.

It is so funny, but so realistic at the same time. Not since Living Single has there been a show that captures the life of the Black middle class as well Girlfriends.

Some say this show is stereotypical, but to build likeable characters, sometimes you have to start with a framework everyone easily can understand. The story arc has taken these basic stereotypes and built full characters that diehard viewers have come to really love. We really did care when William quit his job at the firm, as we did when Joan was stuck trying to decide between her actor boyfriend and his agent.

Anyone open-minded person who appreciated Frasier would love this show.

I only hope that it a) enjoys a much longer life with the same or better quality of writing and b) old episodes are made available on DVD.


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