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The TGIF Shows You Wish Still Existed

Updated February 28, 2020 42.8k votes 5.5k voters 154.6k views26 items

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

The original TGIF programming block 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?

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 TGIF characters 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. Cast your votes for the TGIF shows you wish were still on today!

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  • Boy Meets World1
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    Boy Meets World

    Ben Savage, Rider Strong

    Premiered1993

    Boy Meets World (ABC, 1993) is an American television sitcom created by Michael Jacobs and...  more

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  • Full House2
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    Full House

    Bob Saget, John Stamos

    Premiered1987

    Full House is an American sitcom created by Jeff Franklin for ABC. The show chronicles a...  more

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  • Step by Step3
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    Step by Step

    Patrick Duffy, Suzanne Somers

    Premiered1991

    Step by Step is an American television sitcom that aired for seven seasons, originally running...  more

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  • Dinosaurs4
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    Dinosaurs

    Stuart Pankin, Jessica Walter

    Premiered1991

    Dinosaurs is an American family sitcom that was originally broadcast on ABC from April 26,...  more

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  • Family Matters5
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    Family Matters

    Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White

    Premiered1989

    Family Matters is an American sitcom which originated on ABC network from September 22, 1989...  more

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  • Sabrina, the Teenage Witch6
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    Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

    Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea

    Premiered1996

    Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is an American sitcom based on the Archie comic book series of the...  more

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  • Sister, Sister7
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    Sister, Sister

    Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tamera Mowry-Housley

    Premiered1994

    Sister, Sister is an American television sitcom starring identical twins Tia and Tamera Mowry....  more

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  • Hangin' with Mr. Cooper8
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    Hangin' with Mr. Cooper

    Mark Curry, Holly Robinson Peete

    Premiered1992

    Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (ABC, 1992) is an American sitcom created by Jeff Franklin. After a...  more

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  • Growing Pains9
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    Growing Pains

    Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns

    Premiered1985

    Growing Pains (ABC, 1985) is an American television sitcom created by Neal Marlens. In Long...  more

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  • Muppets Tonight10
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    Muppets Tonight

    Dave Goelz, Kevin Clash

    Premiered1996

    Muppets Tonight is a live-action/puppet television series created by Jim Henson Productions...  more

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  • Doogie Howser, M.D.11
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    Doogie Howser, M.D.

    Neil Patrick Harris, Max Casella

    Premiered1989

    Doogie Howser, M.D. is an American comedy-drama television series that ran for four seasons on...  more

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    #87 of 538 TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time#36 of 64 The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s

  • Mr. Belvedere12
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    Mr. Belvedere

    Fergie, Kellie Martin

    Premiered1985

    Mr. Belvedere is an American sitcom that originally aired on ABC from March 15, 1985 to July...  more

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  • Clueless13
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    Clueless

    Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash

    Premiered1996

    Clueless is a television series spun off from the 1995 teen film of the same name. The series...  more

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  • Two of a Kind14
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    Two of a Kind

    Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen

    Premiered1998

    Two of a Kind is an American sitcom that aired on ABC as part of the network's TGIF line-up,...  more
  • Just the Ten of Us15
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    Just the Ten of Us

    Bill Kirchenbauer, Deborah Harmon

    Premiered1988

    Just the Ten of Us is an American sitcom starring stand-up comedian Bill Kirchenbauer as Coach...  more
  • The Hughleys16
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    The Hughleys

    D. L. Hughley, Elise Neal

    Premiered1998

    The Hughleys is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 22, 1998 to April 28, 2000...  more

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  • Teen Angel17
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    Teen Angel

    Tim Curry, Maureen McCormick

    Premiered1997

    Teen Angel is an American fantasy sitcom that aired during ABC's TGIF Friday night lineup from...  more
  • Camp Wilder18
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    Camp Wilder

    Jared Leto, Hilary Swank

    Premiered1992

    Camp Wilder is an American television sitcom which aired on ABC from September 18, 1992 until...  more
  • Aliens in the Family19
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    Aliens in the Family

    Chris Marquette, Joey Mazzarino

    Premiered1996

    Aliens in the Family is an American sci-fi/fantasy sitcom that aired on ABC, conceived as part...  more
  • Baby Talk20
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    Baby Talk

    George Clooney, Tony Danza

    Premiered1991

    Baby Talk is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from March 8, 1991 until May 8, 1992 as part...  more
  • Hi Honey, I'm Home!21
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    Hi Honey, I'm Home!

    Charlotte Booker, Stephen C. Bradbury

    Premiered1991

    Hi Honey, I'm Home! is an American television sitcom that ran from July 19, 1991, to July 12,...  more
  • You Wish22
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    You Wish

    John Rhys-Davies, Harley Jane Kozak

    Premiered1997

    You Wish is an American fantasy sitcom that ran from September 26, 1997 to June 23, 1998. It...  more
  • Brother's Keeper23
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    Brother's Keeper

    Elizabeth Berkley, William Ragsdale

    Premiered1998

    Brother's Keeper is an American television sitcom that ran for one season from September 25,...  more
  • Going Places24
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    Going Places

    Heather Locklear, Staci Keanan

    Premiered1990

    Going Places is an American situation comedy that aired on ABC from September 21, 1990 until...  more
  • Where I Live25
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    Where I Live

    Flex Alexander, Lorraine Toussaint

    Premiered1993

    Where I Live is an American sitcom that premiered in 1993 as part of ABC's TGIF lineup. The...  more