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Friends: Rachel Green actress almost left halfway through season one | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV

Friends will be 25 years old at the end of the month and the NBC sitcom is well known for its classic one-liners and star cast.

With fans getting to know the cast over a massive ten-year period, it’s hard to imagine that one of them may have been written out of the show before the first year was over.

Fans of the series grew to love all the different personalities of the group as the lives of Rachel Green (played by Jennifer Aniston), Ross Geller (David Schwimmer), Monica Galler (Courteney Cox), Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry) Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow) and Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc) were followed throughout the show’s ten seasons.

However, writing in his new book Generation Friends, the show’s author Saul Austerlitz revealed Rachel Green star Jennifer Aniston was almost written out of the show after a potential filming conflict arose.

It’s hard to imagine the sitcom without the classic ups and downs of Ross and Rachel that dominated the series.

However, this could have been a possibility after she was almost cast on another show.

The book reveals the Friends team wanted to cast Jennifer for the role of Rachel, but the star had already shot several episodes for an unaired CBS comedy Muddling Through.

If the CBS series was picked up, they would have lost the Rachel star halfway through filming the first outing.

However, the scheduling team at NBC reportedly aired a ratings-winning stream of TV films adapted from Danielle Steel novels at the same time as Jennifer's other show.

With the majority of Muddling Through's planned target audience switching over to NBC, the show was killed.

READ MORE: Friends: Poll reveals whether Ross and Rachel really were on a break

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