Who's Had the Best Post-'Friends' Career?
(2) Courteney Cox (Monica Geller)
Of all the “Friends” stars, Cox has made the most successful return to the small screen, heading up the wine-swilling ensemble on ABC’s “Cougar Town,” which is moving to TBS next year for Season 4. But despite a devoted following of Big Joe lovers, “Cougar’s” viewership has never approached “Friends” levels (hence, the move to basic cable). And we can’t forget about her salacious FX misfire, “Dirt,” which took a dirt nap after two seasons. Cox did reprise her biggest film role as reporter Gale Weathers in last year's "Scream 4," and like her on-screen brother, has also taken to directing in the years since “Friends,” helming episodes of “Cougar Town” and this year’s Lifetime movie “Talhotblond.” Sounds about right for a control freak like Monica, huh?