Hulu is cruising down Memory Lane back to 1990s Friday nights on ABC with an exclusive SVOD deal for all seasons of Full House, Family Matters, Step by Step, Perfect Strangers and Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper. The pact with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution was annouced at TCA today.
The shows will start streaming September 29, on the heels of the 30th Anniversary of Full House and the 25th of Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper. Perfect Strangers joined ABC’s Friday night comedy block in 1988, Family Matters followed a year later, and Step by Step bowed in 1991. The deal covers more than 800 episodes.
“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 Content. “Now, it can be Friday any day of the week on Hulu.” Added WBDTD President Ken Werner. “With this acquisition, Hulu is making available to their subscribers one of the most popular comedy blocks of programming ever,” said “These hit family comedies have entertained viewers for decades and will now be available on SVOD.”