Friends being on of the most popular shows in the past ten years, Joey had quite some expectations on it. Expectations that the show couldn't live up to.
Joey Tribbiani, a character from Friends, now was one his own. Joey moved from New York to Los Angeles, then he moves in with his nephew Michael, with daily visits from his sister Gina. The thing that distinguished Joey from Friends was a lower standard of the characters. None of Michael, Gina, Alex, Zach, Jimmy or Bobbie I could relate to. They were semi funny but you never really got a feel on them. Without Joey this show wouldn't have lasted long. Too bad that none of the other "Friends" made guest appearances.