Hulu Snags Rights to Stream ABC’s Famed ‘TGIF’ Programming
Now you can celebrate TGIF everyday with Hulu!
Get ready to sing your favorite Friday night childhood theme songs whenever you want because Hulu just acquired the rights to ABC’s famed “TGIF” lineup. That’s right, Full House, Family Matters, Step by Step, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, and Perfect Strangers will soon be returning to a television near you.
The streaming service announced its deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, the production and distribution company behind “TGIF,” during a press tour in Beverly Hills, CA last week. Hulu’s confirmed that more than 800 episodes of the classic family-friendly programming will be available to its subscribers.
The streaming industry is a cutthroat industry, and Hulu’s exclusive deal with Warner Bros. is a power move considering its rival (Netflix) resurrected Full House as Fuller House just last year. In fact, the show is scheduled to return for a third season this September.
Hulu’s Senior Vice President of Content, Craig Erwich, released a statement saying he’s ready to take on the challenge (of bridging generations together, of course).
“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.”
For those who want to reminisce and for those who need to learn, here’s a classic theme song to practice singing (again). “TGIF” begins streaming on Hulu Sept. 29.