Friends With Benefits premiered on NBC on August 5, 2011. Dating is difficult. In fact, many times it's so uncomfortable that you have to look for creative ways to unwind after an unsuccessful night out. Ben, Sara, Hoon, Aaron and Riley are a group of close friends who do just that. After a bad date, they turn to each other for moral (and sometimes physical) support. Hey, what are friends for? Set in Chicago, this comedy offers an honest look at the complexity of finding "the one," and the things one must do to survive along the way.