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Hulu Will Soon Be Streaming ABC's Classic '90s TGIF Line-Up
Once upon a time in the halcyon days of the 1990s, Friday nights were dominated by ABC's late, great TGIF line-up. Everything was beautiful, nothing hurt, and an episode of Full House would segue right into Step by Step. You are old now, TGIF is dead, and little Michelle Tanner will soon be celebrating her second wedding anniversary with Nicolas Sarkozy's brother. But that doesn't mean there can't be joy in the world! Or nostalgia.
The Wrap reports that Hulu has acquired exclusive streaming rights to all episodes of 1990s series Full House, Family Matters, Step by Step, Perfect Strangers and Hangin' with Mr. Cooper.
“These shows are more than just beloved hits, they were part of a cultural tradition to tune in every Friday night,” Craig Erwich, Hulu’s SVP of Content, said Thursday at a press event, according to The Wrap. “Now, it can be Friday any day of the week on Hulu.” Did you hear that? Starting September 29, when the full libraries of all five Warner Bros shows launch on the streaming site, it can be Friday any day or night of the week. Even in the darkest night of the soul, you will still be able to find Friday, just as long as you can remember your ex-boyfriend's Hulu password.
And speaking of ex-boyfriends, pretty impressive that Hulu managed to snag the rights to the full Full House catalog, considering that their romantic rival and Big Streaming competitor Netflix has its own relationship with the property (Netflix is home to the sequel/reboot series Fuller House).
More than 800 episodes of the five shows will be available when they launch on the 29th. The release is timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Full House, which falls a week earlier on September 22. Somewhat awkwardly, Netflix will also be using that anniversary to launch the third season of Fuller House, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
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