My 5000 Friends

Celebrities often have the maximum limit of 5000 friends on Facebook. But do they really know them all?


  • GENRE Entertainment
  • TIMESLOT Weekly
  • LENGTH 25 minutes
  • BROADCASTER OP12 (Belgium), BNN/VARA (Netherlands)
  • RIGHTS HOLDER Veranda Film
  • AVAILABLE AS Ready mades (13 episodes)

Production Belgium

Thomas has loads of friends. Hundreds of them he made on Facebook, but he knows very little of them personally, if at all. About time to change that, so Thomas starts a mission to meet them all. In My 5000 Friends we follow Thomas in his quest for the value of digital friendship.

About OP12
OP12 is a public television channel in Flanders, owned and operated by the VRT, Flanders’ public broadcaster.

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Thomas Smith official website

Production The Netherlands

In My 5000 Friends our host – Tim Hofman – is on a mission to meet his 5000 digital friends, in real life. Each episode follows the main character as he confronts his fears and challenges social conventions while trying to meet as many friends as possible. He does just about anything to meet his digital friends…”

This show aired in The Netherlands December 2014 on NPO 3.