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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

The show was cancelled prematurely due to a writer's strike that occurred during the 2007-2008 TV season. Once the writer's strike ended, CW chose not to extend the series since it already wasn't going to be renewed another season. This left fans with several cliffhangers for each of the main characters. See more »

Quotes

Toni Childs: Maya, how'd you get so smart?
Maya Wilkes: Oh, girl, I'm an authoress. I gots to know stuff.
Toni Childs: I guess you don't "gots" to know grammar.
Maya Wilkes: At least I didn't miss my baby's first doctor's appointment!
Toni Childs: At least I didn't leave my baby on the bus!
Maya Wilkes: Bus *stop*! Get it right, bitch.
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Grows stronger with each season
14 May 2003 | by budikavlanSee all my reviews

This show started out good, and has gotten better and more assured throughout its run. Comparisons to "Sex and the City" and "Living Single" are fair, but only tell half of the story. As the show has developed, it has made such comparisons necessarily reductive: "Girlfriends" combines the best of both of those predecessors and throws in other elements to make a series which is both thought-provoking and one of the most raucously funny projects on TV today. Its location in UPN's Monday night "ghetto" is both a blessing and a curse: it gives "Girlfriends" a firm foundation within the target African-American audience, but it limits the show's ability to reach out to other audiences. I wish more people would seek it out; I'm pretty sure they'd love it as much as I do. During the third season, scripts have continued to tackle serious subjects with greater and greater success, while keeping the laugh count as high as ever (much higher than 90% of comedies on the air). The performances remain strong as the characters are taken through much more than usual sitcom paces. This show actually has the nerve to tell real stories, rather than growing stale out of fear of change. The producers have managed to keep the viewers laughing while becoming the leading fictional forum for racial issues and simultaneously earning its feminist bona fides (including an A+ rating from NOW).


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