Stars and producers of US sitcom Friends have said they have mixed feelings at the prospect of it ending soon after 10 series.
The 10th series of Friends will be its last
Producer Marta Kaufman expected the final episode to be poignant but hoped it would be "satisfying" for viewers.
Matt LeBlanc, who plays Joey, said it was "weird" to get excited about his future without "closure" on Friends.
Once Friends ends, LeBlanc will have his own sitcom based on the character of Joey, the loveable soap actor.
LeBlanc joined co-stars Lisa Kudrow and Matthew Perry at an event in Beverly Hills to honour the show's producers.
Kudrow, who plays kooky masseuse Phoebe, voiced her support for the producers' storylines in the final season.
Le Blanc (top left) will play Joey again in a spin-off series
"Well I'm not asking for too much input because I
trust them and I know that we all want all the characters
to be happy hopefully..." she said.
Also paying tribute were Kiefer Sutherland, star of "real-time" TV drama 24, and Frasier actor David Hyde Pierce.
Sutherland said: "What they've accomplished as a sitcom or a situation comedy is a really phenomenal feat."
Le Blanc, Kudrow and Perry star alongside Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox Arquette and David Schwimmer in the Emmy-winning comedy about six close-knit young
friends living in New York City.
The show has been the number one US TV comedy among adults aged 18-49 for
five years in a row.
Since its debut season in 1994, it has
received 55 Emmy nominations, including six for
outstanding comedy series, which the show won this year.