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TGIF Shows From The '90s You Wish Still Existed

Updated June 10, 2021 41.4k votes 5.5k voters 156.4k views26 items

List RulesVote up the TGIF programs that aired during the original run of ABC's TGIF programming block you wish were still on today.

The original TGIF lineup on ABC was a staple of the 1990s and introduced viewers to some of the best sitcoms of all time, including Full House and Step by Step, among many others (some, admittedly, not so beloved). From 1988 to 2000, the TGIF block entertained viewers of all ages, but which of these classic TGIF shows do you wish were still going strong today?

The nostalgia is so strong that several TGIF shows from the '90s have since been rebooted or revived - with Full House, Boy Meets World, and Sabrina The Teenage Witch all being reinvented or revisited years later. Fans of Boy Meets World were thrilled when the spinoff series Girl Meets World began its run in 2014, but a spinoff just isn't quite the same. Which original characters of TGIF shows from the '90s do you miss the most? Do you wish that Sabrina and the family in Dinosaurs were still airing each Friday, with new stories? The TGIF block encouraged viewers to tune in for the entire evening of programming, rather than just their favorite show.

From Family Matters to lesser-known favorites like Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, TGIF shows still hold a special place in the hearts of many '90s kids and television addicts alike. What are the best TGIF shows of the 1990s? Vote up the '90s TGIF shows you think are the best and wish were still on today, and see where your favorite TGIF shows rank.

  • 1

    Boy Meets World

    Ben Savage, William Daniels

    PremieredSeptember 24, 1993

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  • 2

    Full House

    John Stamos, Bob Saget

    PremieredSeptember 22, 1987

    Full House (ABC, 1987) is an American sitcom created by Jeff Franklin. The show chronicles a widowed father, who enlists his best friend and his brother-in-law to help raise his three daughters....  more

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  • 3

    Step by Step

    Patrick Duffy, Suzanne Somers

    PremieredSeptember 20, 1991

    Step by Step is an American television sitcom that aired for seven seasons, originally running on ABC as part of its TGIF Friday night lineup from September 20, 1991, to August 15, 1997, and then...  more

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  • 4


    Stuart Pankin, Jessica Walter

    PremieredApril 26, 1991

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  • 5

    Family Matters

    Reginald VelJohnson, Judyann Elder

    PremieredSeptember 22, 1989

    Family Matters is an American sitcom which originated on ABC network from September 22, 1989 to May 9, 1997 and then aired on CBS network from September 19, 1997, to July 17, 1998. A spin-off of...  more

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  • 6

    Sabrina the Teenage Witch

    Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea

    PremieredSeptember 20, 1996

    Sabrina the Teenage Witch (ABC, 1996) is an American sitcom created by Nell Scovell and is based on the Archie comic book series of the same name. The show chronicles the adventures of Sabrina...  more

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  • 7

    Sister, Sister

    Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tamera Mowry-Housley

    PremieredApril 1, 1994

    Sister, Sister is an American television sitcom starring identical twins Tia and Tamera Mowry. It aired from 1994 to 1999. The premise of the show was that the girls were separated and adopted at...  more

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  • 8

    Hangin' with Mr. Cooper

    Mark Curry, Raven-Symoné

    PremieredSeptember 22, 1992

    Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (ABC, 1992) is an American sitcom created by Jeff Franklin. After a former NBA star (Mark Curry) tries his hand at teaching, he finds it difficult to balance his new education...  more

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  • 9

    Muppets Tonight

    Dave Goelz, Kevin Clash


    Muppets Tonight is a live-action/puppet television series created by Jim Henson Productions and featuring The Muppets. Much like the "MuppeTelevision" segment of The Jim Henson Hour, the show was a...  more

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  • 10

    Growing Pains

    Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns

    PremieredSeptember 24, 1985

    Growing Pains (ABC, 1985) is an American television sitcom created by Neal Marlens. In Long Island, New York, Dr. Jason Seaver (Alan Thicke) and his wife, Maggie (Joanna Kerns), take care of their...  more

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  • 11

    Doogie Howser, M.D.

    Neil Patrick Harris, Max Casella

    PremieredSeptember 18, 1989

    Doogie Howser, M.D. is an American comedy-drama television series that ran for four seasons on ABC from September 19, 1989 to July 28, 1993, totaling 97 episodes. Created by Steven Bochco and David...  more

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  • 12

    Mr. Belvedere

    Christopher Hewett, Bob Uecker

    PremieredMarch 15, 1985

    Mr. Belvedere is an American sitcom that originally aired on ABC from March 15, 1985 to July 8, 1990. The series is based on the Lynn Aloysius Belvedere character created by Gwen Davenport for her...  more

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  • 13


    Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash


    Clueless is a television series spun off from the 1995 teen film of the same name. The series originally premiered on ABC on September 20, 1996 as a part of the TGIF lineup during its first season....  more

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  • 14

    Two of a Kind

    Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen


    Two of a Kind is an American sitcom that aired on ABC as part of the network's TGIF line-up, starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The show aired from September 25, 1998 to July 9, 1999. The series...  more
  • 15

    Just the Ten of Us

    Bill Kirchenbauer, Deborah Harmon


    Just the Ten of Us is an American sitcom starring stand-up comedian Bill Kirchenbauer as Coach Graham Lubbock, a teacher and the head of a large Catholic family with eight children living in Eureka,...  more
  • 16

    The Hughleys

    D. L. Hughley, Elise Neal


    The Hughleys is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 22, 1998 to April 28, 2000 and on the UPN network from September 11, 2000 to May 20, 2002. It starred comedian D. L. Hughley as the...  more

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  • 17

    Teen Angel

    Tim Curry, Maureen McCormick


    Teen Angel is an American fantasy sitcom that aired during ABC's TGIF Friday night lineup from 1997 to 1998. The series was created by The Simpsons writers/producers Al Jean and Mike Reiss....  more
  • 18

    Camp Wilder

    Jared Leto, Hilary Swank


    Camp Wilder is an American television sitcom which aired on ABC from September 18, 1992 until February 26, 1993. The premise centered on a young woman who opens up her home to the friends of her...  more
  • 19

    Aliens in the Family

    Chris Marquette, Joey Mazzarino


    Aliens in the Family is an American sci-fi/fantasy sitcom that aired on ABC, conceived as part of its TGIF lineup....  more
  • 20

    Baby Talk

    George Clooney, Tony Danza


    Baby Talk is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from March 8, 1991 until May 8, 1992 as part of ABC's TGIF lineup. The show was loosely based on the popular Look Who's Talking movies and was...  more

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  • 21

    Hi Honey, I'm Home!

    Charlotte Booker, Stephen C. Bradbury


    Hi Honey, I'm Home! is an American television sitcom that ran from July 19, 1991, to July 12, 1992 for 13 episodes. Each week, a new episode of the series aired on ABC as part of its Friday night...  more
  • 22

    You Wish

    John Rhys-Davies, Harley Jane Kozak


    You Wish is an American fantasy sitcom that ran from September 26, 1997 to June 23, 1998. It started as part of ABC's TGIF programming on Friday nights for the fall of 1997, along with Sabrina, the...  more
  • 23

    Brother's Keeper

    Elizabeth Berkley, William Ragsdale


    Brother's Keeper is an American television sitcom that ran for one season from September 25, 1998 to May 14, 1999 on ABC. Created by Donald Todd, the series chronicles the rocky coexistence of Porter...  more
  • 24

    Going Places

    Heather Locklear, Staci Keanan


    Going Places is an American situation comedy that aired on ABC from September 21, 1990 until March 8, 1991. The show was created and executive produced by Robert Griffard and Howard Adler, and...  more
  • 25

    Where I Live

    Flex Alexander, Lorraine Toussaint


    Where I Live is an American sitcom that premiered in 1993 as part of ABC's TGIF lineup. The series was created and executive produced by Michael Jacobs and Ehrich Van Lowe....  more