To mark the show's return, this week's Friday Fiver celebrates those TV characters that are used to being surrounded by a gaggle of gorgeous girls - the womanisers, the ladykillers, the Lotharios!
Don Draper - from Mad Men (2007-Present)
Jon Hamm's suave ad man is a notorious womaniser - his cheating drove his first wife Betty (January Jones) into the arms of another man, and given how this year's Mad Men finale ended, we wouldn't be surprised to see Don stray from his new beau Megan (Jessica Paré).
The lovely ladies who have shared Don's bed include the kooky Midge (Rosemarie DeWitt), the glamorous Rachel Menken (Maggie Siff), his daughter's schoolteacher Suzanne Farrell (Abigail Spencer) and Dr. Faye Miller (Cara Buono) - quite a lineup!
Joey Tribbiani - from Friends (1994-2004)
Alright, so Joey (Matt LeBlanc) might not have been the sharpest tool in the box, but what he lacked in smarts, he made up for with charm and good looks, easily outpacing his pals Ross (David Schwimmer) and Chandler (Matthew Perry) with the help of his classic catchphrase, "How you doin'?"
In addition to an assortment of one-off beauties, Joey briefly romanced Rachel (Jennifer Anniston) and tried to seduce Monica (Courteney Cox) on their first meeting. And there was always something of a spark between him and Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) - what a cad!
Barney Stinson - from How I Met Your Mother (2005-Present)
In many ways the heir to Joey's throne as sitcom's king of copulation, Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) has been wooing women with his dubious charms for seven seasons now. Living by the 'Bro Code' has served him well - he even managed to hook the beautiful Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders)...
And that's not even counting the endless one-night stands and brief affairs. It just goes to show that, when it comes to charming the ladies, a well-made suit never loses its appeal.
Hank Moody - from Californication (2007-Present)
After years of only trying to get up close and personal with aliens in The X-Files, David Duchovny ditched Mulder's suit and tie to play troubled author Hank Moody in Californication - a character that like the actor himself suffers from sex addiction.
Crippled by writer's block and his inability to say no to anything - especially an invitation to the bedroom - Hank's drug and alcohol fuelled misadventures with girls of all ages (yes, all ages) have over the years got him in trouble with the law, virtually destroyed his reputation and prevented him from making things work with obvious soulmate Karen (Natascha McElhone). Unlike any of the other examples on this list, in Californication each notch on the bed post only makes the character sink lower.
Charlie Harper - from Two and a Half Men (2003-2011)
Perhaps the only person to have ever successfully seduced a woman in a bowling shirt, Charlie Harper shared more than a passing resemblance to his portrayer Charlie Sheen, whose own prowess with the ladies is similarly inexplicable.
Charlie (the fictional one) was so nonchalant about his ability to bag babes as well, coaxing gals way out of his league into bed and then mercilessly casting them aside. When he fell for someone though, he fell hard - he was engaged to Rose (Melanie Lynskey) and Mia (Emmanuelle Vaugier) and was worked over repeatedly by con-artist Courtney (Jenny McCarthy).
Tragically his days of womanising were cut short when Sheen's loose tongue got him axed from the show after season eight. His successor Walden Schmidt (Ashton Kutcher) may have hooked up with Big Suze, but Charlie is still very much 'winning' in the ladykiller stakes.
Who's your favourite TV ladykiller? Name your picks below!