The Shortest-Lived Television Sitcoms

Friends Spin-Off Joey Lasted Two Seasons

Matt LeBlanc reprised his role as Joey Tribbiani in the Friends spin-off Joey,
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Matt LeBlanc reprised his role as Joey Tribbiani on the Friends spin-off Joey, which first aired in 2004. It was put on hiatus halfway through its second season but returned in March 2006. It was canceled a few months later due to poor ratings. One of the problems was American Idol, which aired in the same time slot.

The series took place in Hollywood, where Joey had moved to try to become a professional actor. He reunited with his sister, Gina, and moved in with his ultra-smart nephew Michael.