Hulu Acquires the Rights to Stream ABC’s Classic ‘TGIF’ Lineup
"Hidee Ho, Winslows!" Soon we'll be able to get our daily dose of characters like Steve Urkle, Mr. Cooper, and the Olsen Twins just like the good old days. Hulu has acquired the rights to all of the shows from ABC's classic "TGIF" lineup including Family Matters, Step By Step, Full House and Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper.
Everyday will be Friday on Hulu and over 800 episodes will become available to stream. The digital network has been working for years to acquire the shows and get them ready for streaming alongside popular new age shows. It's a smart move for Hulu who apparently understands the huge generation of people that loved to watch TV on Friday nights in the 90s.
Craig Erwich, Hulu's senior VP said, “It’s hard to believe we’re talking about ‘Full House’ and ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ in the same sentence — but these are stories that stand out and serve different needs. Sometimes people are in the mood for something that is very new and challenging, and sometimes people want something comfortable. Our job is to have the shows that feed those experiences."
The "TGIF" shows (some are calling "TGIH") will become available on Hulu on September 29.
Watch the Opening Theme for Family Matters:
Watch the Opening Theme for Full House:
Watch the Opening Theme for Hangin' With Mr. Cooper: