Hulu Bringing ABC’s Classic TGIF Comedy Lineup to SVOD


Hulu has scored a deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution for more than 800 episodes from ABC’s classic TGIF lineup to stream on SVOD for the first time ever in the U.S.

Hulu now holds the exclusive, streaming, SVOD rights in the U.S. to all episodes of iconic series Full House, Family MattersStep by StepPerfect Strangers and Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper. The pact will mark the streaming SVOD debut of the beloved Friday night lineup from the 1990s. The full lineup will launch exclusively in the U.S. on Hulu September 29, on the heels of the 30th anniversary of Full House and the 25th anniversary of 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,” said Craig Erwich, Hulu’s senior VP of content. “Now, it can be Friday any day of the week on Hulu.”

“With this acquisition, Hulu is making available to their subscribers one of the most popular comedy blocks of programming ever,” said Ken Werner, the president of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. “These hit family comedies have entertained viewers for decades and will now be available on SVOD.”

Hulu also revealed that its original drama series Harlots has been picked up for a second season, returning in 2018. Additionally, a new documentary about the iconic Barbie doll will join the service’s expanding slate of original docs. The untitled Barbie documentary will premiere in 2018.