Written byAJ Carothers
Liz Coe
Michael Russnow
April Smith
Directed byRoger Duchowny
Glenn Jordan
Arnold Laven
James Sheldon
George Tyne
StarringCharlie Aiken
Jarrod Johnson
Janet MacLachlan
Karen Morrow
Roger Robinson
Andy Romano
Jill Whelan
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes5 (list of episodes)
Executive producersAaron Spelling
Douglas S. Cramer
ProducersCindy Dunne
Bo Kaprall
Bob Sand
Glenn Jordan
Cindy Levin
Running time60 minutes
Production companyAaron Spelling Productions
Original release
ReleaseMarch 25 (1979-03-25) –
April 22, 1979 (1979-04-22)

Friends is an American children-oriented comedy-drama series that aired on ABC from March 25 to April 22, 1979. The series, which was produced by Aaron Spelling, starred Charlie Aiken, Jill Whelan, Janet MacLachlan, Jarrod Johnson, Karen Morrow and Roger Robinson.

Five one-hour episodes were produced before the series was cancelled.


A comedy-drama series as seen through the eyes of three 11-year-old children from different backgrounds with episodes focusing upon the trials and tribulations of adolescence, and involved subjects such as dating, family, school, growing pains and friendship.



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No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Going Out"March 25, 1979 (1979-03-25)
2"Pilot"April 1, 1979 (1979-04-01)
3"Grandfather Arrives"April 8, 1979 (1979-04-08)
4"Pressure"April 15, 1979 (1979-04-15)
5"A Case of Bad Timing"April 22, 1979 (1979-04-22)