Girlfriends

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GirlfriendsAn ensemble sitcom focusing on a mixed batch of black women who face life's tests and triumphs together. From dating to divorce and friends to family to relationships, Joan, Maya, Lynn and Toni support each other despite their differing backgrounds, learning about true friendship in the process.
S5, EP3 "A Mile in Her Loubous"When Joan learns that William is bringing a date to Maya's birthday party, she attempts to level the field by asking a shoe salesman to be her date.
S5, EP4 "The J-Spot"Joan's dream of opening a restaurant runs into financial trouble, so Toni asks William, the one person Joan wants nothing to do with, for help.
S5, EP5 "Maybe, Baby"Hoping to win Todd back, Toni makes several attempts at seducing him.
S1, EP17 "The Declaration of Lynndependence"Joan and Toni (Tracee Ellis Ross, Jill Marie Jones) urge Lynn (Persia White) to stop freeloading; William (Reggie Hayes) encourages Yvonne (guest star Cee-Cee Harshaw) to hang out with the girls. With Golden Brooks.
S5, EP6 "Too Big for Her Britches"Maya quits her day job after getting good news about a book deal, but when the publisher changes its mind, she finds herself looking for a job.
S1, EP18 "Diss-regard"Joan is forced to choose between a dinner date with boyfriend Sean and being with Maya before her surgery.
S1, EP19 "A Kiss Before Lying"Sean (guest star Dondre T. Whitfield) orders Joan (Tracee Ellis Ross) to stop hanging out at Davis' (guest star Randy Goodwin) restaurant; Maya (Golden Brooks) fends off her frisky husband (guest star Flex Alexander).
S1, EP20 "The Burning ... Monologues"Joan wonders why Sean has not yet said that he loves her; Toni catches a venereal disease when she cheats on Greg.
S5, EP7 "The Mother of All Episodes"Joan tries to ready herself for the opening of her restaurant, but an unexpected visit by her mother throws a wrench in her plans.
S5, EP8 "When Hearts Attack"Joan gains new perspective on her life after a stress-induced episode sends her to the hospital, and she confronts her feelings about William.
S5, EP9 "Who's Your Daddy?"Lynn's adoptive father becomes jealous when her biological parents visit.
S1, EP21 "Loose Lips Sink Relationships"Toni receives a surprise wedding proposal; William's girlfriend, Yvonne, is wounded in the line of duty.
S5, EP10 "Porn to Write"Maya's waning dreams of becoming an author revive when her book gets a surprise celebrity endorsement from the Rev. Al Sharpton.
S1, EP22 "Jamaic-Up?"The gang grooves in Jamaica, where Toni (Jill Marie Jones) takes revenge on Joan (Tracee Ellis Ross) for causing her breakup with Greg (guest star Chuma Hunter-Gault). Sinbad and Terrell Davis guest star as themselves.
S2, EP1 "The Fallout"Joan struggles with Toni's betrayal; Maya questions whether it is she or her marriage that has changed.
S2, EP2 "Just Say No"Joan continues her friendship with Toni despite her therapist's warnings; Lynn's new boyfriend secretly moves into Joan's house.
S7, EP15 "Willie He or Won't He III: This Time It's Personal"Monica wonders if she should end her marriage to William when he reveals doubts about marrying her; Maya discovers that Darnell knew about William's doubts.
S7, EP16 "What Had Happened Was ..."After Aaron and Joan run into one of his ex-girlfriends, they decide to discuss their past relationships; Darnell helps William cope after losing Monica.
S7, EP17 "Church Lady"Lynn continues her work at the church after ending her affair with Eldon; William punishes his friends for interfering in his relationship.
S7, EP18 "Operation Does She Yield"Maya, Joan and Lynn go to Chicago to persuade Monica to get back together with William.
S7, EP19 "A Dingo Ate My Dream House"Darnell suggests to Maya that they should move back to the city; Monica learns to adjust to life without the help of her family's wealth.
S7, EP20 "A House Divided"Lynn's boyfriend faces a tough decision when he finds himself at odds with the members of the church; Joan pressures Aaron into buying a house.
S5, EP11 "All the Creatures Were Stirring"William tries to surprise Joan with a romantic Christmas getaway, but a huge snowstorm thwarts his efforts.
S5, EP12 "P.D.A. - D.O.A."William becomes convinced that Joan still has feelings for her ex-fiance (Malik Yoba) when she fails to introduce him as her boyfriend.
S5, EP13 "All in a Panic"Joan unwittingly hires William's former girlfriend as the chef for her new restaurant.
S2, EP3 "A Full Court Conspiracy"When Joan and William defend a client accused of racism, they must field questions from their friends.
S5, EP14 "Great Sexpectations"Despite Joan's efforts to make it a memorable occasion, her first Valentine's Day with William turns into an evening of sexual awkwardness.
S2, EP4 "Untreatable"The gang goes on a shopping binge, creating financial and marital problems for Maya and Darnell; Joan tries to infuse sex into her long-distance relationship with Sean.
S2, EP5 "Buh-Bye"Toni violates a trust when she tells Joan's boss an intimate secret about Joan; Lynn grows frustrated with Vosco.
S2, EP6 "Willie or Won't He"Joan suggests that William and Yvonne (Cee Cee Michaela) move in together to test their domestic compatibility.
S5, EP15 "The Way We Were"When Maya's ex-husband, Darnell, comes to her book signing and congratulates her, she thinks he is interested in getting back together.
S5, EP16 "See J-Spot Run"Joan's publicist quits on the eve of her opening, so the gang tries to secure a celebrity for the big night.
S5, EP17 "Good News, Bad News"When Lynn's brother Matthew comes to town hoping to join a band, Lynn inadvertently steals his spotlight and gets the job offer instead.
S5, EP18 "Kids Say the Darndest Things"Jabari, unhappy about his father's remarriage, begins acting out and eventually runs away, hoping to cause his parents to get back together.
S5, EP19 "Finn-ished"After Lynn has a brief romance with her womanizing bandmate Finn (Tricky), she finds herself having feelings for him.
S5, EP20 "The Bridges of Fresno County"Toni suspects that her mother, Veretta (Jenifer Lewis), is having an affair; Joan panics when her new restaurant, the J-Spot, hits its first lull.
S5, EP21 "Wedding on the Rocks"While in a drunken stupor, Darnell confesses his love for Maya the night before his wedding to Lena.
S5, EP22 "... With a Twist"Maya admits that she is still in love with Darnell; Toni has her baby; Lynn confesses her true feelings to Finn and quits the band.
S6, EP1 "Fits & Starts"Darnell calls off his wedding to another woman and runs off to Las Vegas to remarry Maya.
S6, EP2 "Odds & Ends"Although Lynn tries to tell Jennifer that getting married is a huge mistake, she ends up agreeing to wed in Hawaii.
S6, EP3 "And Nanny Makes Three"Todd must take drastic action when Toni accidentally locks the baby in the house alone.
S2, EP8 "Joan's Birthday Suit"Joan winds up on a beach in her birthday suit after playing a drinking game with her friends; William and Yvonne wrangle over a prenuptial agreement.
S6, EP4 "Latching On and Lashing Out"Toni agrees to breast-feed the baby, as a way of halting Todd's efforts to gain full custody.
S2, EP7 "Trick or Truth?"Toni discovers that she hasn't been invited to Joan's Halloween party and then finds Greg in the arms of another woman.
S2, EP9 "Maya Takes a Stan"Maya meets someone who would be perfect for Joan, until she decides to keep the handsome stranger for herself.
S2, EP10 "Mom's the Word"Toni meets a single father at a trendy bar, while Joan drools over a movie star; Maya's friends cover for her.
S6, EP5 "Judging Edward"When William goes home to aid his mother during her operation, he encounters memories of his childhood and a father who never quite understood him.
S6, EP6 "Everything Old Is New Again"A much older man (Melvin Van Peebles) pursues Joan, but she is unsure whether or not to date him because of the age difference.
S6, EP7 "Trial and Errors"After Todd's attorney portrays her as a bad mother, Toni fears she may lose custody of Morgan.
S2, EP11 "You Better Watch Out"Maya gets an expensive watch for Christmas from the wrong man, leading to a cover-up that further strains the relationship between Joan and Darnell.
S6, EP8 "Hot Girl on Girl Action"Realizing that she can no longer put off sex with her fiance, Lynn must make a decision.
S2, EP12 "I Have a Dream House"Joan battles to convince her law firm to observe the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday; William buys a house for his bride-to-be.
S2, EP13 "Sister, Sistah"Lynn's biracial background comes into play when her Caucasian sister gets a little too playful and uses an offensive racial epithet.
S2, EP14 "Willie or Won't He, Part II: The Last Chapter"Yvonne learns that William has not informed his mother of their coming wedding. Singer Chante Moore guest stars.
S6, EP9 "Sleeping Dogs"Joan learns that Darnell may have slept with another woman the night before he remarried Maya.
S6, EP10 "My Business, Not Your Business"When William has success turning the J-Spot into a sports bar, he tries to convince Joan to be a part of the new venture.
S6, EP11 "All God's Children"Todd offers Toni full custody of Morgan on the condition that she is raised in the Jewish faith.
S2, EP15 "Can't Stan Ya!"Growing feelings for Stan force Maya to choose between him and her husband; Joan tries to console William after he is left at the altar.
S6, EP12 "The Music in Me"After she and Jennifer end their codependent friendship, the girlfriends try to get Lynn back on her feet by helping her rediscover her passion for music.
S2, EP16 "Take Me Out After the Ballgame"After the law firm's young mail clerk seduces Joan, she tries to keep the fling a secret.
S2, EP17 "Childs in Charge"When a successful real-estate tycoon challenges Toni, she makes plans to open her own boutique office.
S2, EP19 "X Does Not Mark the Spot"Joan accidentally takes Ecstasy while visiting a hot dance club during a fling with a younger man. Master P guest stars.
S6, EP13 "The It Girl"Joan worries that the reason she landed the cover of a trendy magazine is because she slept with the reporter (Wayne Brady).
S6, EP14 "Work in Progress"After Darnell realizes that Maya is the main breadwinner of the family, Joan and Lynn convince him to quit his job and pursue his dream of joining a race car pit crew.
S6, EP15 "Oh, Hell Yes: The Seminar"One (Kelly Rowland) of the attendees at Maya's "Sisters Speak Out" seminar begs Toni to be her mentor.
S2, EP18 "The Taming of the Realtess"Toni plans a flashy grand opening celebration for her new real estate business; Joan and William's jobs are on the line because of an April Fools' Day joke. Danny Bonaduce guest stars.
S6, EP17 "I'll Be There for You ... but Not Right Now"Juggling a career, single motherhood, a custody battle and dating overwhelm Toni.
S2, EP20 "My Mother, Myself"As Joan plans a Mother's Day brunch, Maya learns her mother is moving away to be with a new beau.
S2, EP21 "Just Dessert"Lynn and William move in together and console each other after their recent breakups; Toni's assistant convinces her to get a new hairstyle.
S2, EP22 "Into the Woods"Joan's ex-boyfriend returns to town with a startling announcement; Darnell finds out about Maya's indiscretion.
S7, EP21 "To Be Determined"Joan gets a long-awaited marriage proposal; Maya and Darnell find their dream house, but another opportunity arises, and Darnell must make a choice.
S7, EP22 "It's Been Determined"Joan gets a long-awaited marriage proposal; Maya and Darnell find their dream house, but another opportunity arises, and Darnell must make a choice.
S8, EP1 "Range of Emotions"Joan's fiance is unhappy when she spends money without first discussing it with him; Aaron receives news that his National Guard unit is being called to Iraq.
S8, EP2 "Baghdad, My Bad"Joan kidnaps Aaron and takes him to Mexico to prevent him from going to Iraq; Maya finds marijuana hidden in the house and thinks it is Jabari's.
S8, EP3 "Where Did Lynn-digo?"Lynn finds herself with conflicting performance engagements; Joan hears strange noises.
S8, EP4 "Losing It"Maya experiences writer's block and cannot complete her third book, then learns that her pregnancy is at risk; Joan has a hard time renting her apartment.
S6, EP18 "The Game"Joan attempts to persuade Melanie to attend medical school instead of following her pro football boyfriend.
S6, EP16 "Game Over"When Toni begins to rely more upon Joan, Joan is so caught up in her new life that her self-involved behavior begins to cause a strain on their friendship.
S6, EP19 "It's Raining Men"Joan starts dating three men at once, which leads to trouble in her relationship with Toni.
S3, EP2 "Getting Our Act Together"Maya convinces Darnell to attend a marriage counseling session; William competes with Joan for a partnership in the firm.
S6, EP20 "I Don't Want to Be a Player No More"Thinking she is ready to settle down with Jevon, Joan decides to break it off with Derek and Kurtis; Toni ends up in the slammer.
S3, EP8 "Handling Baggage"Maya makes a last ditch effort to save her marriage after hearing husband Darnell is seeing another woman.
S3, EP1 "Coming to Terms"Joan invites her friends' ex-boyfriends to a party in a desperate attempt to meet Mr. Right; Maya tries to repair her marriage.
S3, EP3 "Secrets and Eyes"Toni has trouble holding on to her youth following a surprise birthday party; William seeks a one-night stand.
S6, EP21 "Party Over Here ..."Joan gets drunk and embarrasses herself at a Hollywood party; Darnell tells Maya he has been offered a job in Florida and he wants her to move there with him.
S6, EP22 "... Ain't Nothing Over There"Joan gets drunk and embarrasses herself at a Hollywood party; Darnell tells Maya he has been offered a job in Florida and he wants her to move there with him.
S7, EP1 "After the Storm"Joan volunteers to help rebuild homes for survivors of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
S7, EP2 "In Too Deep"When Joan returns to work, she finds out that William has put Monica in charge of the bar.
S7, EP3 "Bad Blood"Joan realizes that Maya's house is the hang-out spot and she is no longer the center of the friendship.
S7, EP4 "Hustle & Dough"Lynn performs at a club during open mic night; a record executive offers to help her with her career but she declines.
S7, EP5 "Everybody Hates Monica"Joan learns that Maya and Lynn did not tell her about a recent outing with Toni; Joan insists on bringing Monica into the circle of friends.
S7, EP6 "If You Can't Stand the Heat, Get Out of the Boonies"Maya discovers Jabari has been skipping school and plagiarized a writing assignment.
S5, EP2 "The Rabbit Died"Toni tells her girlfriends she is pregnant, but they are so skeptical that they decide to accompany her to a doctor's appointment.
S5, EP1 "L.A. Bound"Joan avoids telling William her true feelings after seeing him with his ex-girlfriend, then a woman (Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth) who mistakes her for someone else chases her around Manhattan.
S4, EP24 "New York Unbound"Maya's meeting with a book publisher does not go as planned when she finds herself fighting to maintain the integrity of her novel.
S4, EP23 "New York Bound"Maya's meeting with a book publisher does not go as planned when she finds herself fighting to maintain the integrity of her novel.
S4, EP22 "Love Thy Neighbor"After Maya rejects advances from her handsome neighbor (Rockmond Dunbar), he gets close to Lynn; Todd tells Toni he wants a separation.
S4, EP21 "Just the Three of Us"Toni's therapy with Dr. Miller (Julie Hagerty) reveals that it is easier for her to express her love to friends than to Todd.
S4, EP20 "The Partnerless Partner"William realizes he cannot replace his relationship with Joan after flaunting his date (Traci Bingham) at an office party.
S4, EP19 "He Loves Her, He Loves Her Not"Tensions rise when William introduces his girlfriend (Jill Scott) to Joan.
S4, EP18 "Wieners and Losers"At her new job selling hot dogs, Joan meets her match in her new obsessive compulsive manager; the girlfriends hide William's favorite pen, driving him mad.
S4, EP17 "Love, Peace and Hair Grease"Joan confides in her boss, only to worry that she has put her career in jeopardy; Maya writes a passionate essay that fails to impress her teacher but inspires her friends.
S4, EP16 "On the Couch"Toni finds herself in the middle of a fight between her visiting mother and Todd; William gets his first kiss.
S4, EP15 "Good Catch or Bad Hop?"Maya enjoys dating a professional athlete until she discovers he's seeing other women; Lynn baby-sits while the single mothers in her documentary go to a job fair.
S4, EP14 "Leggo My Ego"Toni decides to start therapy after meeting her idol, supermodel Beverly Johnson; Joan organizes an auction to benefit the homeless.
S4, EP13 "A Comedy of Eros"Toni tries to keep Joan from spending St. Valentine's Day alone; Joan gets reacquainted with her ex-boyfriend; William gets Lynn to spy on Donna.
S4, EP12 "Prophet and Loss"A street oracle (Richard Kind) leads Joan to question her relationship with Brock and William to seek out a potential love interest.
S4, EP11 "Merry Ex-mas"Maya invites her ex-husband and his new woman to a tree trimming party with the girlfriends.
S4, EP10 "Don't You Want Me, Baby?"Todd withholds a message from Toni's ex-boyfriend; Joan fears that she may not be mother material, because William's nephew cries when she holds him.
S4, EP9 "Between Brock and a Hard Place"Brock (Malik Yoba) tells Joan he does not want children, causing her to question their future together.
S4, EP8 "Viva Las Vegas"Joan assumes Brock (guest star Malik Yoba) wants to marry her when he asks her to go to Las Vegas with him.
S4, EP7 "And Baby Makes Four"Kira goes into early labor during a baby shower; Todd and Toni contemplate parenthood as they shop for baby gifts.
S4, EP6 "Inherit the Lynn"Maya agrees to let Lynn move in with her in order to cover an increase in her tuition; Lynn's attitude toward working on her next documentary drives Maya over the edge.
S4, EP5 "Hopelessly Devoted to Two"Ellis unknowingly invites Joan's lover (Malik Yoba) to dinner; Maya wins William over with her legal expertise.
S4, EP4 "You Ain't Gotta Go Home But ... You Know the Rest!"Toni's brother professes his love for Maya and refuses to return to his medical internship; Joan cleans house but takes exception to things Toni labels as junk.
S4, EP3 "Snoop, There It Is"Lynn, distrusting of her celibate relationship, tracks down Sivad's ex-girlfriend in an attempt to learn more about his sexual history; Joan and William struggle to stop Toni from going on wild shopping sprees.
S4, EP2 "If It's Broke, Fix It"Maya becomes jealous when Joan chooses to confide in her new assistant, Peaches, about her affair with Brock.
S1, EP16 "Friends, Colleagues, Brothers"Joan battles a "boys club" mentality when her law firm hires Christopher Darden for an important case.
S1, EP15 "Old Dog"Joan's romance fizzles after unfulfilling intimacy; Maya consults a gynecologist regarding her difficulty in conceiving a child.
S1, EP14 "Bad Timing"Joan and Davis play while her boyfriend's away; Lynn volunteers at a suicide hotline on Valentine's Day.
S1, EP13 "They've Gotta Have It"Joan is puzzled by her boyfriend Sean's lack of interest in sex; Yvonne reveals a secret about William's anatomy.
S1, EP12 "The List"At Maya's suggestion, the friends each make a list of what they want in a lover and put it under their pillows.
S1, EP11 "The Importance of Being Frank"Joan's new boyfriend (guest star Kent Faulcon) seems sublime until his wife shows up at her office. With Tracee Ellis Ross and Jill Marie Jones.
S1, EP10 "Never a Bridesmaid"When Maya and her husband decide to renew their vows, Joan begins to plan an over-the-top wedding ceremony.
S1, EP9 "Fried Turkey"After her friends flake out on Thanksgiving, Joan's day improves when she catches a glimpse of Kelsey Grammer.
S1, EP8 "Pregnant Pause"Joan (Tracee Ellis Ross) panics when she thinks she's pregnant; Lynn (Persia White) reminisces about her years as a preppy teen. With Golden Brooks and Jill Marie Jones.
S1, EP7 "Everything Fishy Ain't Fish"Joan (Tracee Ellis Ross) sees Maya's husband (guest star Flex Alexander) with another woman; Toni (Jill Marie Jones) dates a white mayoral candidate.
S1, EP6 "The Remains of the Date"Joan (Tracee Ellis Ross) lures William (Reggie Hayes) to a mausoleum on Halloween after convincing him that his date (guest star Rhonda Ross Kendrick) is dead. With Golden Brooks, Jill Marie Jones and Persia White.
S1, EP3 "Girlfrenzy"Joan (Tracee Ellis Ross) looks on as Toni (Jill Marie Jones) and the others get in a brawl outside a nightclub.
An ensemble sitcom focusing on a mixed batch of black women who face life's tests and triumphs together. From dating to divorce and friends to family to relationships, Joan, Maya, Lynn and Toni support each other despite their differing backgrounds, learning about true friendship in the process.
Original Air Date: Sep 11, 2000
Genres: ComedyTV Series
Rating: TVPG
Playback: HD
3 seasons available on demand (37 episodes)
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