If friends are the family that you choose, then the supportive gal pals from our list of TV’s best female friendships are sisters for life.
In honor of International Friendship Day on July 30, TVLine has selected 20 of the most loyal and nurturing female besties from current shows such as Outlander, Station 19, Younger and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. These women lift one another up and stand by each other through every major life milestone, including breakups, births and even murder. Plus, one duo battled a minotaur together! How’s that for a bonding experience?
And because sometimes a friendship can’t be contained to just two people, we’ve also singled out unbreakable trios from The Bold Type, Chicago Fire and Sweet Magnolias, as well as a pair of quintets that are always there to lend a helping hand or a caring ear. To paraphrase the Golden Girls theme song, each of the ladies presented below is truly a pal and a confidant.
Reminder: Our list only features shows that are still airing, so as much as we love them, perennial favorites like Parks and Recreation‘s Leslie and Ann are not included.
Check out our picks below, then hit the comments to share your current fave BFFs that didn’t make the cut!