Friends and the Magic September 22 TV Premiere Date

If you haven’t already heard, let us be the ones to tell you that Friends has been around for 25 years. That’s right, September 22 marks 25 years since viewers were first introduced to the iconic television series.

To celebrate the 25 years of laughs and nostalgia, Warner Bros. has been pulling out all the stops, with pop-ups in New York and Los Angeles, and even getting the best episodes on the big-screen with “Friends 25th: The One With the Anniversary,” a screening of 12 fan-favorite episodes over three nights.

And it turns out September 22 is quite the magic date when it comes to beloved shows first debuting on air.

Friends shares the same premiere date—different years—with a number of other renowned TV shows, from Veronica Mars to Full House. Even though the premiere years are different, all the shows below found various forms of success. Maybe it’s that Virgo-season energy, but the September 22 shows all resonated with audiences, some even sparking spin-offs and revivals.

We’re sure it’s just a happy coincidence, but pay attention to shows that start on September 22 in the future. Scroll through the gallery below to see some of the other lucky September 22 shows!

Charlie's Angels, cast, Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith


Full House, Cast, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Lori Loughlin, John Stamos


Jaleel White, Family Matters, cast


Baywatch, cast

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The West Wing, Cast


Charlie Sheen, Angus T. Jones, Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men, cast


Veronica Mars, Kristen Bell

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Lost, Cast, ABC


The Good Wife, cast

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NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: LA, cast


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