TGIF returns! Full House, Family Matters, more head to Hulu
TGIF is being resurrected: Hulu has landed the streaming rights to shows from America’s favorite Friday night lineup from the ’90s, including Full House and Family Matters.
In an agreement with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, Hulu will be the exclusive home to over 800 hours of TGIF, which also includes shows like 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,” said Craig Erwich, Hulu’s SVP of Content. “Now, it can be Friday any day of the week on Hulu.”
The full libraries of the shows will hit Hulu on Friday, Sept. 29 on the heels of the 30th anniversary of Full House and the 25th anniversary of Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper.
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In other Hulu news, the streaming service has picked up original drama Harlots for a second season. The drama is set against the backdrop of 18th century Georgian London, following the Wells family, led by matriarch Margaret (Samantha Morton). When her daughter Charlotte (Jessica Brown Findlay) places herself in the home of arch-rival bawd Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville), their toxic and deep-set rivalry is taken to a dangerous new level. The series will return for season 2 in 2018.
Hulu has also announced an untitled documentary chronicling the creation of Barbie and the doll’s rise as both a fashion icon and lightning rod for feminists. Featured interviews include Gloria Steinem, Roxane Gay, Peggy Orenstein, Mattel insiders, and cultural historians. The documentary, from writer and executive producer Andrea Nevins, will debut in 2018.