The show began in 1994 and continued on for 10 seasons til 2004. The storyline centered on a circle of friends living in Manhattan. Each show is titled "The one with...". Every season of friends was ranked within the top ten of the final television ratings. In 2002 it was ranked #1 for its 8th season. On that year the show was also awarded the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. They recieved a total of 6 nominations over the years. The show revieved numberous awards and so did many of the actors.