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  • TV-PG
  • 2000
  • 8 Seasons
  • 7.2  (3,874)

Girlfriends is a situation comedy that centers around the character Joan Clayton. Joan whose character is played by Tracee Ellis Ross is a successful attorney turned restaurant owner who is always searching for Mr. Right. She is an intelligent working woman who tends to be somewhat neurotic at times. The supporting characters in the show are simply hilarious and help keep Joan focused and centered. Mya Wilkes whose character is played by Golden Brooks starts out as Joan's assistant at the law firm but eventually ends up writing a successful book titled, Oh Hell Yes. This friend always tells it like it is and shoots straight from the hip. She is married with a son but gets divorced and then remarried to the same man. Lynn Searcy played by Persia White, is a sexually liberated freeloader who is forever unemployed. Lynn holds several masters degrees which adds to the comedic charm of her personality and she often drifts between Joan's house and the other characters in the show. Toni Childs played by Jill Marie Jones is Joan's best friend. Toni and Joan have been friends since they were children but many wonder what Joan sees in her. Toni is a self absorbed person who has a narcissistic personality. In the dynamic of the friendship between the two, Joan is always the giving person while Toni takes and takes. Their male friend William Dent whose character is played by Reggie Hayes is also a successful attorney who is searching for love. His character is a cross between that comedic receipt of straight guy animated humor that makes the show extremely funny. Joan, along with William eventually decide to invest in a restaurant which starts off on shaky ground but eventually starts to make a profit. The character played by Tracee Ellis Ross evolves through the many seasons of girlfriends, as do the other characters played by the supporting cast members. In this situation comedy they all go through ups and downs and have loved and lost but continue to do it with a good dose of humor.

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Stand and Deliver
13. Stand and Deliver
February 11, 2008
Maya helps Joan try to reach Aaron's kids, as she tries to read them a letter Aaron wrote to his students. William tries to teach Jabari how to drive.
What's Black-A-Lackin'?
12. What's Black-A-Lackin'?
February 11, 2008
William and Monica battle over learning the sex of the baby. Lynn deals with the fact she might not be marketable to Blacks.
Adapt to Adopt
11. Adapt to Adopt
February 4, 2008
Maya and Darnell consider adopting a child while a neighborhood meeting presents them with the chance.
Deck the Halls With Bags and Folly
10. Deck the Halls With Bags and Folly
December 10, 2007
Joan holds a fund-raiser to earn money for a holiday party for the support group of relatives for the soldiers in Iraq. Meanwhile, Monica learns of William's holiday traditions.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Find Out What It Means To William
9. R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Find Out What It Means To William"
November 26, 2007
William considers leaving the firm as he feels disrespected at work. Maya starts to write a neighborhood newsletter as Joan feels Lynn doesn't like her housewarming gift.
Save The Last Dance
8. Save The Last Dance
November 19, 2007
While taking Maya, Joan and William out for a night on the town, Lynn runs into Xander. Who still hasn't forgiven her for baling out on him and his rally.
Snap Back
7. Snap Back
November 12, 2007
Darnell is worried that Maya is still having trouble dealing with the death of their baby. Lynn discovers that a record label wants to sign her and William fears his sex life is now over since Monica is expecting.
Spree to Be Free
6. Spree to Be Free
November 5, 2007
Joan takes Maya shopping as a form of therapy, but Maya realizes Joan's the one who needs consoling. Meanwhile, Monica tells William she's pregnant, but his response isn't what she expected.
Good Grief
5. Good Grief
October 29, 2007
The friends worry about Maya when she accuses Darnell of blaming her for a recent tragedy. Meanwhile, Monica and William prepare for their first dinner party.
Losing It
4. Losing It
October 22, 2007
Maya puts her pregancy at risk as she deals with writers block and calls from her publisher. Joan discovers renting her apartment to William, Monica and Lynn isn't the best thing to do.
Where Did Lynn-digo?
3. Where Did Lynn-digo?
October 15, 2007
Lynn meets a handsome student from UCLA who asks her to perform at a pro-environment rally, but she's torn when she gets a gig at the House of Blues for the same day. Meanwhile, Maya hears Jabari use the "B" word.
Baghdad, My Bad
2. Baghdad, My Bad
October 8, 2007
Joan kidnaps Aaron and whisks him away to Mexico in an effort to prevent his departure for Iraq; and Maya discovers marijuana in the house and assumes it belongs to Jabari.
Range of Emotions
1. Range of Emotions
October 1, 2007
Aaron and Joan have a major fight over a new kitchen range, that Joan bought without talking to Aaron.
Description

Girlfriends is a situation comedy that centers around the character Joan Clayton. Joan whose character is played by Tracee Ellis Ross is a successful attorney turned restaurant owner who is always searching for Mr. Right. She is an intelligent working woman who tends to be somewhat neurotic at times. The supporting characters in the show are simply hilarious and help keep Joan focused and centered.

Mya Wilkes whose character is played by Golden Brooks starts out as Joan's assistant at the law firm but eventually ends up writing a successful book titled, Oh Hell Yes. This friend always tells it like it is and shoots straight from the hip. She is married with a son but gets divorced and then remarried to the same man. Lynn Searcy played by Persia White, is a sexually liberated freeloader who is forever unemployed. Lynn holds several masters degrees which adds to the comedic charm of her personality and she often drifts between Joan's house and the other characters in the show.

Toni Childs played by Jill Marie Jones is Joan's best friend. Toni and Joan have been friends since they were children but many wonder what Joan sees in her. Toni is a self absorbed person who has a narcissistic personality. In the dynamic of the friendship between the two, Joan is always the giving person while Toni takes and takes. Their male friend William Dent whose character is played by Reggie Hayes is also a successful attorney who is searching for love. His character is a cross between that comedic receipt of straight guy animated humor that makes the show extremely funny.

Joan, along with William eventually decide to invest in a restaurant which starts off on shaky ground but eventually starts to make a profit. The character played by Tracee Ellis Ross evolves through the many seasons of girlfriends, as do the other characters played by the supporting cast members. In this situation comedy they all go through ups and downs and have loved and lost but continue to do it with a good dose of humor.Girlfriends is a series that is currently running and has 8 seasons (172 episodes). The series first aired on September 11, 2000.

Where to Watch Girlfriends

Girlfriends is available for streaming on the The CW website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Girlfriends on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Netflix, Amazon, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 11, 2000
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (3,874)