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Jill Marie Jones Leaves The CW’s Girlfriends? — Or Not?

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Jill Marie Jones may not have left the cast of The CW's Girlfriends after all.

The sitcom, which focuses on the lives of four African-American women (Jill Marie Jones, Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, and Persia White) had been one of the most popular shows on UPN's Monday night lineup. Now on the CW fall lineup, it had appeared that Jones (who played Toni Childs on the show) had vanished from the cast list on the CW's website for the series.

Now apparently, that may be a mistake.

Jill Marie JonesAccording to TMZ.com, Jill Marie Jones is still with the series but has been "working on a few big screen projects." As popular as the site has gotten for its coverage of the Mel Gibson DUI arrest recently, the site failed to mention why her picture hasn't been included back in the cast list on the CW site.

Mara Brock Akil, who is the creator and one of the executive producers of the series, stated in the CW's press tour last month that Jill had left the show and that she and the cast "wish her well" according to TV Guide. Since TMZ.com's report follows shortly after the TV Guide's report on the CW press tour, it's pretty hard to figure the truth between these two.

The only confirmation perhaps for fans of the show is for them to tune into the new season, which starts October 1 on the Sunday night lineup.

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  • http://theinsideofmybrain.com Matthew Milam

    One glaring error:

    the site failed to mention why her picture has been included back in the cast list on the CW site

    Should have been.

    the site failed to mention why her picture hasn’t been included back in the cast list on the CW site.

    Never do articles in the morning without coffee.

  • http://theinsideofmybrain.com Matthew Milam

    Alright, error fixed

  • rosalind

    Girlfriends is my favorite upn/cw show why break up such a real show. That show has helped me thru some really hard times. Jill is one of the realest characters on the show, as well as Golden. I think they should do everything in their power to keep it real and together. That’s for all the real sisters that deal with real drama on a daily.

  • kay

    i love them all together. it wouldnt be girlfriends if it wasnt for self-centered toni!! please bring her back.

  • Michael W.

    This is a real shame. Girlfriends is my favorite show on UPN. It’s going to be a real mess without self centered, beautiful and sexy Toni. Something, what ever it takes, should be done to get Jill back.

  • Jackie

    I rush home everyday to catch the 5:30pm and 6:30 rerun episodes of Girlfriends, not to mention the 7:00pm weekly episodes. I like to see what antics the Friends are up to. I Love them ALL (that includes my Willie). I hope to see Toni (Jill Marie) back this season. What is Girlfriends without all the Friends.

  • http://blogcritics.org/archives/2004/09/01/095735.php Patrice

    Self-centered and all, I love that Toni Childs. I hope to see all the girls together.

  • Angelia Kaess

    Please bring Toni back. She makes the show more interesting. Even thow I don’t think she alaways give Joan a break in life. Thanks Akss.

  • Bobbie Allen Coleman

    I love the show!! Toni (Jill Marie Jones) and Lynn (Persia White) makes the show extremely funny and sooo REAL!! I love to watch all the reruns and now the new season. Should Toni leave the show, would there ever be another to take her place? I don’t think so. Toni should stay along with the others, the show is THE SHOW to watch and William is also another that makes the show. Let them all stay!! I really hope this show continues with all of them (the originals).

    Thanks so much from Houston, Texas.

  • Donieta

    I for one truly love this show. I dont know what im going to do because of the new show time on Sundays but i really dont want to see Toni go. She really makes the show. If anyone should go it needs to be Ms.Clayton or at least change her ip a bit

  • http://ThereisnoGirlfriendswithoutToni Michelle

    The show will die without Toni. She is the balance the group needs. I think without her sassy attitude and conservative wardrobe, her alter ego Joan will fade. The Show needs Toni to survive!

  • keisha

    i will not watch this show without toni.

  • LONA

    GIRLFRIENDS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME WITHOUT TONI, HER CHARACTER IS WHAT ALOT OF WHOM MYSELF IN THE PAST HAVE BEEN THROUGH AND IS LIKE. I LOVE HER PRESENCE AND WHAT IT BRINGS TO THE SHOW. THE MOST EXCITING PERSON ON THIS COMEDY IS TONI,JOAN IS PREDICTABLE,MYA IS A REALIST AND PERSIA IS TOO SMART FOR HER OWN GOOD WHO WANTS TO DO ANYTHING AFTER THAT MUCH SCHOOL(5 DEGREES) AT LEAST WITH TONI YA NEVER KNOW WHAT SHE IS GOING TO SAY OR DO. THIS SHOW MAY NOT BE AS SUCCESSFUL WITHOUT HER IS MY PREDICTION IT WILL JUST BE ANOTHER LIVING SINGLE WITHOUT MAX!WE LOVE YOU JILL MARIE JONES WISHING YOU THE BEST ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE CAST!!!! THINK ABOUT YOUR DECISIONS CAREFULLY PEOPLE IT COULD MAKE OR BREAK THE BEST NEW DAY,EVENING OR NIGHT TIME DRAMA…..

  • Sisquo

    I think Monica is being considered to becoming a regular to take Toni’s place but there is nor will there ever be a replacement good enough for Toni. I really hope Jill returns to the show. This is becoming a bit Kim Catrall. I think the women of Girlfriends balance each other out. Why destroy something so good for something as petty as money. This show is a milestone! Jill you are missed!

  • girlfriends fan

    according to wikipedia, toni is being replaced by christina vidal. From the link you can click on cast changes

  • Marri

    I LOVE Toni, and I think it’s awfull that you would remove her from the show. If you could keep “Friends”, “Sinfeld”, and the “Sopranos” together. I konw a much smaller cast of minorities such as “Girlfriends” deserves just as much effort to keep the fans happy until it’s run it’s course.

  • Caren

    please bring back Jill Marie Jones (Toni) she is what makes the show, I am a huge girlfriends fan and the show is not the same with out Toni, she makes it!!!!!!!!!!!!! no one can take the place of JILL MARIE JONES, The one and only TONI !!!!!

  • Jatia

    U All Should Be A Shame Of Ur Self.how Could U Take One Of The Best Characters Off The Show.u Should Have Done Ur Best To Keep Her.was It Money.if So U Should Have Gave It To Her.toni Made The Show.with Toni Being Off The Show,the Show Is Going To Loose Alot Of Ratings.u Showed Rethink Your Decision

  • http://sbcglobal.net Connie

    Toni Childs (Jill Marie Jones)was my favorite character. I tried watching tonight, but It’s just not the same without her smart mouth! The show is too unbalanced without her. And the character is irreplaceable. I have noticed that the storylines on the show have been kind of blah in recent years; without the Toni Childs character, I hate to say I will no longer watch the show. And I agree with the person who said that Girlfriends without Toni Childs is like Living Single without “Maxine Shaw, Attorney at Law.”

  • ki-ki-

    i can’t believe it! I came back from europe after 3 weeks and toni is gone!!!!!!! toni made the show. christina vidal cannot replace her. toni’s extreme narcissism was so funny and she was the only character with enough personality to keep it becoming the joan show. and with persia and tracee both being mixed having jill marie added the necessary contrast needed. I have watched three episodes on my tivo and it just isn’t the same. this show is just the walking dead now.

  • http://.COM CAL01

    THIS IS BULLSH%T AND THE CW KNOWS IT. I REALLY THINK THE CW COULD CARELESS ABOUT THE ACTUAL VIEWERS OPINION,THEN THE NETWORK HAD THE TANASTY TO PUT 7HEAVEN AND GIL-WHORE GIRLS ON.(ARE THEY SERIOUS?) THE CW HAS REALLY SHI*TTED ON THE VIEWERS THAT THE UPN NETWORK HAS WORKED REALLY HARD TO CREATE. JUST WHEN I THOUGHT THERE WAS A NETWORK THAT REALLY CARED ABOUT CASTING AFRICAN AMERICANS IN ANOTHER LIGHT OTHER THAN RAPPERS PROSTITUES AND DRUG DEALERS, THIS HAPPENS. THEY EVEN TOOK HALF&HALF, EVE OFF AIR WHEN THE SHOULD HAVE BEEN CANCELING VERONICA MARS (SHE SUCKS). FRAISER PLEASE STANDUP AND LET YOUR NUTTS HANG.

  • http://.COM CAL01

    IF ANYTHING THEY COULD PROBLY USE STACY DASH OR KENYA (1993 MISS USA)MOORE AS A REPLACEMENT, HOWEVER THE REAL TONI CHILDS CHARACTOR WILL BE FOREVER/SORELY MISSED.

  • Angela, BHAM < AL

    Girlfrinds is truly a great show and I think that losing a major charcter like TONI is like friends without Jennifer Anniston. I truly believe that if Toni doesn’t come back, I will stick to watching the reruns because the show would have lost its appeal.

  • Shamzy

    Girlfriends is one of my FAVORITE TV shows and without Jill…it just isn’t Girlfriends! Yeah, it is still funny, but Jill was hilarious! She was my favorite! I really hope she comes back because the show isnt anything without her!

  • Frankie M Gordon

    Yvonne is okay, she has her style, but Toni Childes Garrett, SHE completed Girlfriends. Get her back……pleeeeese.

  • Naomi

    I hate the show without Tony Their it is very boring. And should be cancelled.

  • blueberry

    PLEASE BRING BACK JILL (TONI) THE SHOW IS REALLY MISSING A CRITICAL ELEMENT…IT IS TRULY NOT THE SAME. WHEN I HEARD SHE WAS NOT COMING BACK I KNEW IT WOULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE CHEMISTRY–BUT I DID NOT REALIZE IT WOULD BE TO THIS EXTENT. PLEASE BRING TONI BACK!!!!!!!

  • Ann Jones

    I’ve always enjoyed Girlfriends, but I really don’t think it will have the same impact without Toni Childes. Please try to get her back!

  • Shantae

    Toni Childs is a contributor to the show girlfriends. She is much needed. She is apart of the personality differentiation on the show. She is very much so apart of the equation. Please if the aforementioned comments are taken into consideration please bring Toni Childs (Jill Marie Jones) back on the show.

  • DeeJones

    I am so busy I never get a chance to watch one of my fav.shows Girlfriends.I was disappointed to see my favorite charactor Toni Childs gone.What are the CW people thinking?I could not watch the rest of the show,it was not the same.

  • diana

    bring back Toni fools

  • just me

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BRING BACK TONI! THIS SHOW LACKS THE DRAMA IN A COMEDIC WAY IT NEEDS SOMEBODY NEW AND IT IS NOT MONICA

  • http://livi livi

    yes, please toni back. the show is not the same. i am tired of them mentioning her but she never make an appearance. when are they going to put the old seasons on DVD?

  • Tonia

    I love Girlfriends because it really tackles some real life issues that all women can definitely relate to. I have watched the show since Toni left and it’s a void missing. They all bring a special thing to the show and without her it’s just not the same. The show reminds me so much of me and my three best friends and I know we can’t be together without all four because we never get the same effect of the friendship when someone is missing. I wish them all well, but I really would like to see Toni back.

  • Shyanne

    Toni was self-centered in a way that you admired. I thought she was talented, beautiful,funny and confident. I loved how she gave you two sides of her, one where she acted like she didn’t gave a dang and second had a heart of gold. She needs to come back because she gave that show some edge and that’s what you wanted to see. They definitely should bring her back so she can fix what was broken in the friendship, that would be reality. True friends are hard to come by and when they have problems they don’t seperate, they become closer and we need to see that.

  • Trice

    Girlfriends is just not the same without Tony, and I really don’t think the show is going to do that well without her.

  • Lisa

    I really enjoy the program Girlfriends and it just doesn’t seem to work without Toni Childs. I like all the characters but I don’t think you can take one away and keep the same audience you had before. If it’s possible the Producers should try to negotiate Ms. Jones’ contract to get her back on the show. It will really help the ratings.

  • VK

    What the???? You have got to be kidding me. I hate Toni – but she makes the show!! Now it will CERTAINLY become the Joan/Mya show. Arrrrgh!!

    No Half & Half or Eve either!!! Please!!! Somebody DO SOMETHING!!!

  • CHARM

    PLEASE BRING TONI BACK, SHE IS THE BEST ONE ON THE SHOW. SHE IS FUNNY AND BEAUTIFUL, IF ANYTHING PLEASE GET RID OF JOAN.
    CHARM

  • Bring Back TONI

    Bring her back NOW, i am not playin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fa real. I love Jill Marie JONES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • charlotte fan

    i love jill marie jones she brings so much flavor to the show and it’s not the same any more. please bring her back her number one fan missess her much. girl friends without jill marie jones is like corn flakes without milk. she is that good. amorg

    charlotte nc

  • Candice

    I love the show “Girlfriends” however, I do have a feeling that the show will be cancelled due to all the negative feedback from viewers because of the missing character “Tony Childs”. The show is a great depiction of black women and i would hate to see another wonderful black comedy sitcom go down the drain. Hopefully they would replace the character and bring back the good ratings!

  • Trice

    I use to watch girfriends all the time without missing a show, i would tape it if i had too, but now that Tony is gone, the show is boring. If they would have gotten rid of Joan the show would have still been good. They need Tony back other wise I don’t think the show is going to make it, and I would hate to see another Black T.V show get canceled.

  • adeola

    I haven’t yet seen the new series without Tony Childs but I can just imagine what it would be like without Tony I love girlfriends but (Jill Marie Jones) is my favoured I have never missed an episode but I don’t think I would like to watch it anymore. Please try and get Tony Childs back

  • Gloria

    Removing Toni from girlfriends is like removing
    Carlton off of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air or
    taking Gina off of Martin. We all seen what happened to Marting when they removed Gina is wasn’t the same and the show ended. You just simply can’t start a show with such a strong character with a good story line then remove them the way she was removed. Even if she had came back to make the exit it would have been better. But to simply just say she moved was not a good
    move for this show. There is very few all star Black cast shows that run this long. I don’t see this show coming back for another season with the
    way it’s going. Not to discredit the other actors, I think there all great but the missing
    link is Toni aks Jill Marie Jones.

  • mary

    First of all, this show should be prime time. I don’t know how in the name of peace they could take Toni off that show. These guys are just brain dead. This is like having the x-files with just Mulder or just Scully. Oh wait! that did happened and look what happened to the show….rolling eyes. The show is great and well written. I just started watching the re-runs and just fell in love with the show. I will not miss those re runs for the world. Please bring Toni back.

  • Nicole

    I hope all who have posted have emailed the CW network to let them know what a mistake it was to lose Toni. If we all let them know maybe they’ll bring her back. If the problem is money, they need to pay her what she wants and deserves. I hate to say it, but if any character should go, it’s Joan. Joan is just like the girl-next door, a bit boring and predictable. Every black woman has a FABULOUS friend like Toni and what would life be like without our fabulous friends. Monica is no substitute for Toni and the show is not as interesting without Toni.

  • nasty

    I love toni and all but her character is becoming annoying. She is my probably my favorite and all but the role is becoming skreeech…. A lil too real the character is growing on her.

  • pearl

    I could not believe it when I turned on my tv last night to watch girlfriends and realized Toni was no longer on the show. Please bring Toni back. Monica cannot replace her. Besides CW you are sending a bad message because real friends dont just leave town when you have a fight, you talk about it and become closer.

  • Bethanee

    she is one of he most realist characters on this show…And my favorite…I hope to see her return to her character…Toni Childs…

  • Michelle

    This was a huge let down. I waited for the season opener to only be disappointed! You need to bring Toni’s character back. Now that Heroes (NBC) is on at the same time as Girlfriends, I am not so loyal to CW. Make Girlfriends the way it should be and perhaps you can keep my interest!

  • tina

    I think Toni need to be back on the show A.S.A.P …..the show inst the same with out her she was my favorite character on the set ..i absolutly love Toni…

  • http://sheebs sheebs

    Each character possessed qualities that the other did not have. These four characters together is what makes us love Girlfriends. The show is still awsome, but just not the same.

  • http://netzero.com Antonio

    Toni Childs gone?What shall we do, where will we go? Whoa is me…

  • Pam

    PLEASE BRING TONI BACK!!!!! I miss her!! The show is not the same without her. All my friends, agree… When Toni was on the show, I couldn’t stand to miss an espisode. Now, it doesn’t bother me to miss one..

  • DESI LESTER

    I HATE TO say IT. THE SHOW REALLY NEEDS TONI. SHE IS ONE OF THE REASONS ALOT OF VIEWERS CONTINUE TO WATCH. HOPEFULLY MATTERS WILL BE TAKEN CARE OF AND SHE WILL RETURN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, BEFORE THE BOTTOM FALL OUT ON THE SHOW. SHE IS ALSO AN EXCELLENT TALENT AND MIGHTY GOOD LOOKING. WHAT A SHAME. DESI

  • TRACY

    THE SHOW IS DIFFERENT WITHOUT TONI. NOBODY CAN TAKE HER PLACE, NOT EVEN “MONICA. ” AS MUCH AS I ENJOYED TONI, THE WRITERS MADE HER CHARACTER TOO SELFISH AND DOWNRIGHT GROSS IN SPIRIT.

  • Elisa

    Her character was crass and rude. I’m glad her whining, self centered, nothing to add-i-tude is off the show. I could see myself being friends with the rest of the girls, but not her. I don’t miss her and I don’t want her back. The cast that’s left can do just find without her. She’s a great actress, but I didn’t like her character.

  • Verna

    Please bring Jill Marie back.

  • kim

    i love them all. willie is the dream man for me. I can honestly say that joan is my favorite, because like myself she has dreamt of her prince charming and has been planning her wedding day forever. All of them have helped me through alot of heartache and pain. please bvring toni back.

  • http://kae karen in houston

    I think the show should bring tonia back the show is not the same and why was she booted from the show

  • velma moses

    toni childs, what can you really say about a character who is so self involved and still draws you into her spirit. I don’t know what it is about toni that makes you see the void in the show so clearly, that even the people in charge have to keep speaking her name… you know you need her back…swallow your ego(i mean pride) and pay her..she is worth it..and yeah. you will have to eventually pay the others just like you suspect…afterall, they are the ones that are getting you paid.

  • gwendolyn

    Months later and I am still missing TONI CHILD. I wonder why? She was the most selfish character you could dream of meeting. In real life she would have been someone I would wave to across the street but would go out of my way to avoid otherwise. So why the fascination?

  • Alicia

    I have to agree with the comments above. I just finished watching the latest episode and I must say it was very .. I dont even know how to put it. I have not watched the show since the season started I probably won’t again. I do like the other characters on the show but they do not have the inpact that the Tony Childs character has. I would really hate to see the show cancelled but it looks as though thats where it is headed. The show needs the edge that her character brought to it.

  • Donelle

    Jill Marie Jones is the pulse of the show she’s sexy cute beautiful……she’s my BABY
    you guys know that there will not be another season again due to the fact that you waited to long to bring her back ratings have a already fallen to low
    Jill Marie Jones is going to blow now is too late.

  • Winston

    When someone mentioned Girlfriend…Toni Child is the first person comes to mind. Toni will be missed…I love Jill MARIE

  • Mike B.

    I am amazed that some of you wrote comments about how Toni Childs was your role model and idol ???? I like the show Girlfriends and respect all of the actors and actresses but I realize Toni Childs was a role that Jill Marie Jones played and it is SAD that any BLACK WOMAN would say a GOLD DIGGIN Character is their ROLE MODEL !!!! I am not going to even comment on marrying a white man for money. ( He was cool but love would have been a better reason) That said I miss Ms. Jones and wish she would return.
    Toni Childs is my gurl … but role model ??? That is sad !!!

  • Mike

    Earlier this year, the cast was reportedly told that show’s budget needed to be cut in order for it to be picked up by the newly formed CW Network. Outraged by the prospect of salary cuts, the four actresses, Tracee Ellis Ross (Joan), Golden Brooks (Maya), Persia White (Lynn) and Jill Marie Jones all agreed to work together and negotiate their contracts as a group.

    A show insider tells MediaTakeOut.com, however, that once the network put pressure on the ladies their coalition fell apart and Jill Marie Jones was left out on a limb. According to the insider, “Jill thought that they were sticking together so she rejected the network’s lowball offer. Little did she know the others went behind her back and accepted their offers.”

    When Jones confronted her co-stars about their failure to stand together, they were less than sympathetic. Our source tells us that Tracee Ellis Ross told Jones “I’m sorry but I have to keep my job

    APPLES DON”T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE, LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER, REMINDS ME OF DIRTY DIANA.
    THIS IS THE REASON TONI CHILDS IS NO LONGER ON THE SHOW AS FAR AS I KNOW,

  • Aminata

    I agree with almost everyone who has made a comments about Jill(Toni) not being on the show is really going to make the show go down hill she was so real they shoulda took Joan off I really dont like her the shes to fake….

  • CJones

    The other three ladies should be ashamed of themselves. What ever happened to sisters sticking together, afterall that is what the show is supposed to be about. I think that everyone should boycott the show and not watch it. They did not show any loyalty toards Jill so they do not deserve our loyalty. If they stabbed her in the back for money, lets make sure that they don’t make any either. In any case, we won’t be missing much anyway . . . the show is already in the toilet!

  • Mike B

    Just another thought about you who called Toni a role model, Girlfriends is on, Joan is in bed with the guy in the small apartment and she runs home to take a … number 2. It made me think about how many men, have the cast members of girlfriends slept with, and how many comparable shows with white women portray them as to quote Don Imus “Nappy headed ho’s.” Even Maya “adultress, the ball player etc. ) Lynn ( straight up ho) Toni ( gold diggin ho,) Joan (with a 6 month then 3 month then no rule ho),William ( kind of feminine Black male also a ho) Looking at the bigger picture this is not a positive portrayal of Black women, let alone role models or women to idolize. Keep in mind I like the show but what white show have their women sleeping with so many men? ( and they have hundreds of shows) Not even Sex in the City. I see it as white writers subconsciously projecting what they think Black women are like. I am thankful Black actors and actresses have a job but PLEASE we don’t need Black women trying to idolize characters of this show or music videos, to get respect you have to respect yourself.

  • Carolyn J. Allen

    I love the show Girlfriends. However, without the character Toni Childs, it isn’t the same. I have tried to watch the new season, but it isn’t the same. I will only watch the reruns which has Toni Childs in it. When will the series come to DVD? I don’t see a long season for the show without Toni Childs. Please bring her back !!!!

  • mia

    To Mike: What Shows Has White Women Who Do That!? I Guess You’ve Never Heard Of Desperate Housewives. Its Become Even More Popular Than Sex In The City. Or Jerry Springer?That Show Just Airs All Of White Americas Dirty Laundry. Relatives Of All Kinds Sleepin With Each Other. White Girls On The Pole And Flashing Folks. Girlfriends Is About 4 Friends Who Happen To Be Black But They’re Not Speaking 4 ALL Black Women. And Yea, They Have That Black Girl Attitude. So What If They’ve Been Wit A Few Men? In The Real World Most People Have Been Around The Block More Than A Few Times.So You Cant Knock The Show As Being A Bad Portrayal Of Black Women In General. Yes Toni Is Self Centered And A Gold Digger But People Are Like That In Real Life. White Women Are Worse With All Their Plastic Surgery And They Chase Money Too. Yea Maya Cheated. So Wat? The US Has The Highest Divorce Rate In The World. Bottom Line Is That This Show Is About The Lives Of There 4 Characters, Not Every Black Woman In America. And I Thank You.

  • sean Paul Mahoney

    Listen, kids. I’ve been waiting on the cast and crew of Girlfriends for four years and this powder keg has been on the verge of exploding forever. While the leads may all be “girls”, friends they ain’t. And suprisingly Ross is the least crazy of the bunch! The behind the scenes group is exhausted playing referee and babbysitter. Plus, the producers are already working on new projects. Girlfriends time is limited and Jones is the first to get out.

  • DJ

    I had watched “Girlfriends” for years; however without Ton (Jill Marie Jones) on the show, it just doesn’t come across the same. I have watched maybe one episode this season, after religiously setting my DVR to record it. I have now removed it from my DVR schedule and can’t wait for the reruns with the original Girlfriends cast. Although Monica tries to fill Toni’s shoes, she just can’t. I wish the cast all the best; but Girlfriends just isn’t Girlfriends without Toni Childs. I guess she truly did “Specialize in Results”.

  • ME

    Please bring “Jill Marie” Tony back to Girlfriends I truly enjoy watching this show and it’s full of laughter and they are so real.

  • Confidental

    My cousin works for a well known rating company and he told me that, the rating has drop drastically after Jill left the show in certain areas of the United States. I think that they better do something quick. Whatever the problem with them and Jill should be settled real quick. You have a lot of jill fan out there who admired her work on the show.

  • carlena

    i love toni very much. With out her the show will be so boring.Please toni don’t leave Girlfriends

  • Quish

    to be honest the show isn’t exciting without Toni I think they need to beg her back to the show.. I think the show is failing in rating and soon will be token off the air to be honest I nor any of my girlfriends that I hang with hardly watch the show anymore..

  • kathy Ontario. Canada

    i have been waiting for Toni to get back from wherever she went but she is not back yet. How come. This has turned my family off wathcing what used to be out favourite show. It’s a shame that the girls could not really work together.
    kathy, Ontario Canada.

  • new orleans queen

    hey i just wanted 2 say that girlfriends is my favorite show i would sit down and watch reruns of the show all day (please bring toni back so that she can be apart of joans wedding)

  • VALERIE, TALLAHASSEE, FL

    The show is unwatchable without Jill(Toni) her character would annoy me sometimes. However, she is one of the characters the show needed to be complete. I’ve been watching the show since it aired and got a lot of my peeps to also watch. Now we all have done the same thing, turn the channel. Bringing her back would be the only way I would watch. The show is to silly without her!

  • brown sugar

    i just wants to say that i love girlfriends and i wish all them the best but my favor person on the showe is mya i love her she is so funny.

  • http://myspace.com/krazy_k14 krazy k

    i love tuning in every monday 4 girlfriends but it has not been the same ever since jill or toni as we kno her left the show…
    I hope that in the future that she will be in it !

  • Kimberly

    PLEASE BRING BACK JILL MARIE JONES, WE MISS “TONI CHILDS”, THE SHOW NEEDS HER. I LOVE ALL OF THE LADIES, BUT I WAS A FAITHFUL WATCHER OF THE FOUR GIRLFRIENDS, NOT 3 + MONICA.

  • I.G.

    Not really sure as to the real reason why Jill is not on “Girl Friends, but her character as well as the other three all make up the four major characters that women go through as a whole. Sometimes a woman has to be a little self centered in order to have self satisfaction.

    SOME HOW SHE NEEDS TO BE INCORPORATED BACK INTO THE SHOW. SOME IS DEFFINATELY MISSING!

  • doug

    Tracy Ellis Ross says Jill turned down the show because the CW offered them no raise to return for the 7th season. Jill evidently made a decision to move on and good for her for showing she has value and sticking to her principles. If the CW cared enough about the show and keeping the cast intact, they could have made a counter offer. They didn’t so Jill is gone. Que Sera, people, so it goes in show-biz. Get over it!

  • Ingrid

    I miss seeing Toni. Monica is no replacement for her. Please bring her back. She made the show fun.

  • MAINE

    I THINK JILL SHOULD BE BACK ON THE SHOW, SHE PLAYED TO HELL OUT OF THAT PART OF TONI CHILDS, EVERYONE WAS WAITING FOR THE BITCH TO JUMP OUT AND WHEN IT DID NO ONE TURNED THE CHANNEL WE ALL WATCHED AND LAUGHED AND SAID “I KNOW THAT’S RIGHT GIRLFRIEND” NO ONE THOUGHT OF THESE GIRLS AS A TV SHOW I HONESTLY THOUGHT OF THEM AS MY GIRLFREINDS AND TODAY MY FRIENDS AND I HOLD MEETINGS/GATHERINGS AND WE SING THE THEME SONG, TONI WAS GREAT, HER MOTHER WAS EVEN A BIG PART FOR TONI ON THE SHOW AND JUST WHEN SHE HAVE HER BABY SHE LEAVES THE SHOW UH HUH, THIS IS NOT WHAT WE WANTED TO SEE THERE’S JUST SOME THINGS U CAN’T KILL OFF A SHOW LIKE JAMES ON GOOD TIMES AND TONI OF GIRLFRIENDS IT JSU AIN’T RIGHT I THINK IF YA’LL COULD PUT DARNELL BACK ON HERE AS A CHARACTER FOR EVERY OTHER SHOW THEN TONI NEEDS TO STAY AS WELL CAUSE SHE DOES KEEP THEM BITCHES IN CHECK AND THAT’S WHAT WE LOVE TO SEE.

  • nyasha

    i am big fan of girlfriends band it will never be the same without Toni. like what joan said, she is the b***ch that i have always wanted to be

  • Jennifer

    toni made da show. she need to come bak asap.

  • Angie

    Please bring Toni back to Girlfriends. The show is crap without her. I have stopped watching it because it is not the same without her. I beg you pleeese bring the girl back on the show.

  • http://Angel LAMoore

    I love the show VERY much. But I DO miss Toni Childs & her drama. Please solve your issues if any & bring the Diva,Drama Queen back…

  • dawn

    glad 2 know there r so many others feeling the same way i do the show is just not the same without mis childs i continue to watch in hopes that they will bring her back but if she is not back this season than i guess i will have to continue to watch repeats,b/c its just plan boring w/o jill aka toni,we mis u grl,i tell u the 1 person i am tired of and her boring character thats ross aka joan, can someone plese wake me when the game comes on.

  • TERESSA

    I REALLY LIKE ALL THE GIRLS TOGETHER THE SHOW HELP ME THOUGH A LOT SOME PEOPLE DON`T UNDERSTAND THE THINGS SOME PEOPLE GO THOUGH,I MOVE FAR FROM MY FRIENDS AND WHEN I WATCH GIRLFRIENDS IT HELPS ME TO BE MORE COMFORTABLE LIVING IN ANOTHER STATE SO PLEASE BRING JILL BACK AND DON`T MOVE THE SHOW FROM MONDAY NIGHT TO SUNDAY NIGHT I GO TO CHURCH ON SUNDAY THINK OF OTHER!!!!!!!!

  • Ace Johnson

    Oh come’on, no Toni Childs, this show is worthless without her. I mean no offense to Joan, Maya or Lynn, but Toni was the funniest, sexiest, and most unpredictable one of them all. This is outrageous, and the show is lame and boring without Jill Marie Jones.

  • BJ

    The show is over for me. it’s not going to do me or no one any good hashing things out. I would like to know how I can get all the old shows. I have one season I just want the others.
    I have moved on.

  • loislyn

    Iam really a big fan of girlfreinds i mean the way u sing before starting is so impressive and my son really like the song when ever he hears the song he runs to the tv to whatch the show,sometimes I like maya sometimes TONI ,joan and sometimes persia so is good to have u all to your thin i everybody in the show whiliam, Donnel I mean everyone, so please Tracey I WANT TO HEAR U SINGING THE SONG U USED TO SING BEFORE THE SHOW AND I REALLY MISSED TONI SO BAD LOVE U ALL .

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  • Danielle

    I hope that Jill Marie Jones will go back to Girlfriends cast becouse I think she’s beatiful and smart and she knows how to speak her mind well. I wish her well of everything do and does.

  • trudie

    girlfriends is one of my best commedies and i look forward to watching at least 2 episodes everyday. it broke my heart when i learned that toni has left. It will never be the same without her.Please Toni for the sake of your girlfriends ,come back.

  • sam

    girlfriends was one of my fav programs but without toni childs.it isnt anymore it seems like there is no atmosphere without toni…luv u jill marie jones best wishes

  • Eda

    Hello from London

    I was introduced to this argumentative, self-centred, egotistic, narcissistic, bold, brave, abrupt and in-your-face type of issues, opinionated and politically incorrect an eye opener and yet wonderful but true sitcom, by my best friends who bought it on DVD for us to watch and enjoy. It was shocking, but not intimidating and very refreshing, very explicit and warm.

    The character Toni Childs, Maya and Lynn are my favourites, simple because they are extroverts much like myself, the Joan characters are shared and found in all of my friends including me. The show is something we do not have or played (acting) in this country and if they were ever to air it on terrestrial television it would be in the middle of the night!

    If Jill Marie Jones left to further her career, then I wish her all the best in her search for further and fruitful success and the same for the others should they too wish to be discovered and broaden their ambitions to wider and unacquainted audience.

    Things changes, life changes and so does people thinking and ambitions – I now watch the show when I am able to on ‘Trouble’ I caught an episode of the show fairly in the beginning and I was enjoying every minute of it albeit my slight concerns that the character Toni Childs is yet to appear, I was made aware when the show breaks and it appears she is missing from the cast list – yes I too was confused and thought the sitcom would now be boring to watch and psychologically I entertained this idea for awhile, but like many of the English comedic programs here it is certain watch-able even if it lack that certain sparks.

    I would like to say thanks for creating such a well-written and thought provoking script of a show.

  • morayo

    without toni its jhust soo boring y did u let her go man goshhh

  • kareem form ontario

    I’m watching the re-run it doesn’t feel the same i think monica is the character they want to use in place of tony..plz now the show is just a show now for me its not real.. not that i think like tony or act like her i’m actually the opposite, but for a change it doesn’t hurt seeing the other side of the fence and it open my eyes to the real world some times. she was a gold digger, but we all have that inner gold digger in us, she just made it her life and that was real, she reminded me of some of friends..I MISS HER LOTS, and her self confidence!!!! i loved it

  • missing toni

    I really really really really really really really rreallyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy do miss toni. I couldnt wait to see the show because of tony. I like all the women and watching the show it lets me be a little bit of each women. you pick the right women, for that show. I always wanted girlfriends, and never had them but when this show came i could have those girlfrends through the show. I still look at it but it is not the same without toni.

  • beatrice

    please bring tony back.It hasnt been the same since her departure.without her joan has no life.please bring her back.

  • Tyquanna

    When people say Toni does not make the show because it’s called “Girlfriends” not Toni and friends I guess they don’t review Nielsen ratings. We love Toni and hope she will return to the show or get her own show. She was so focused on her career and having a successful life. Joan seems to focus on men too much. Lynn is just lost. Mya has her family which most of us have so it was nice to see Toni and her fab life. If Jill Marie Jones gets her own show I’m watching!

  • Asmani

    I wished for this day to come!!! I thought that the Toni charcater was a total digrace to women everywhere…Im overjoyed that he left the show…