When A Million Little Things debuts on ABC on Sept. 26, it’ll highlight the importance of friendships, particularly during times of tragedy. While the ABC dramedy brings a unique spin to the relationships we have in our lives, it certainly won’t be the first show to put the spotlight on a group of friends.
Here are some friend groups in the TV cosmos that we wish we could share BFF necklaces with.
The Golden Girls
What happens when three widows and a divorcée share a house in Miami? Ultimate hilarity. Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia may be up in age, but they’re still young-at-heart as they seek romance, careers and happiness in their senior years. And while the four ladies were completely different, their friendship was, well…golden.
There’s something about sports that can bring people of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds together—a fact that the loud and rowdy cast of The League knows full well. United by their love of fantasy football, these ultra-competitive friends don’t care about hurting each other’s feelings or putting their debauchery on full display. While friends like this would be a hit to the confidence in real life, they do make for funny television.
What started as a response to a Craigslist ad turns into a full-fledged, lifelong friendship for Jessica Day and the boys in apartment 4D. Jess, Nick, Schmidt and Winston not only have each other’s backs, but they also bring out the best in each other, even though sometimes it’s a reluctant and over-the-top process. And plus, who would ever say no to playing True American with this group?
It’s a show about nothing, but if it had to be about something, it would be about four friends who are overly involved in each other’s lives. Between arguing about the best way to say that they were thirsty, waiting for a table at a Chinese restaurant and getting lost in parking garages, the Seinfeld gang found a way to make the mundane moments in life seem interesting.
Probably no group is more synonymous with a small-screen friendship than the gang from Friends, who together tackled relationships, jobs, parenthood and the highs and lows of living in New York. From weddings to holidays to pregnancies to blackouts, the six go through all of life’s big and small moments together, with plenty of snark and heart-warming moments to make this one of the most quote-worthy shows on television.