Kauffman and Crane started creating Friends under the title Insomnia Cafe in the middle of November and December 1993. They exhibited the thought to Bright, and together they pitched a seven-page treatment of the show to NBC. After a few script modifies and changes, including a second title change to Friends Like Us, the arrangement was at last named Friends.
Taping occurred at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. Each of the ten seasons of Friends positioned inside of the main ten of the last TV season evaluations; at last coming to the No. 1 spot with its eighth season. The arrangement finale on May 6, 2004, was viewed by around 52.5 million American viewers, making it the fifth most watched arrangement finale in TV history,and the most stared at the TV scene of the 2000s decade.
Companions got approval all through its run, getting to be a standout amongst the most mainstream network shows ever. The arrangement was designated for 62 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning the Outstanding Comedy Series grant in 2002 for its eighth season. The show positioned no. 21 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time and no. 7 on Empire magazine's The 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. In 1997, the scene "The One with the Prom Video" was positioned no. 100 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All-Time. In 2013, Friends positioned no. 24 on the Writers Guild of America's 101 Best Written TV Series of All Time and no. 28 on TV Guide's 60 Best TV Series of All Time.In 2014, the arrangement was positioned by Mundo Estranho the Best TV Series of All Time.