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The TGIF Shows You Wish Still Existed 

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List Rules Upvote 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. 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 World is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The TGIF Shows You Wish Still Existed
Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels

Premiered: 1993

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 158

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Teen drama, Sitcom, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cornelius "Cory" Matthews. The show follows Cory and his friends ...more

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Full House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The TGIF Shows You Wish Still Existed
Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier

Premiered: 1987

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 192

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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

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Family Matters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The TGIF Shows You Wish Still Existed
Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams

Premiered: 1989

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 215

Network: CBS, American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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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Step by Step is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The TGIF Shows You Wish Still Existed
Patrick Duffy, Suzanne Somers, Brandon Call

Premiered: 1991

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 160

Network: CBS, American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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 ...more

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Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The TGIF Shows You Wish Still Existed
Stuart Pankin, Jessica Walter, Jason Willinger

Premiered: 1991

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 65

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Satire, Children's television series, Comedy, Puppet, + more

Dinosaurs is an American family sitcom that was originally broadcast on ABC from April 26, 1991 to July 20, 1994. The show, about a family of anthropomorphic dinosaurs, was produced by Michael ...more

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Sabrina, the Teenage Wit... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The TGIF Shows You Wish Still Existed
Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick

Premiered: 1996

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 163

Network: The WB Television Network, ABC Family, TeenNick, American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Supernatural, Sitcom, Children's television series, Comedy, Fantasy television, + more

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is an American sitcom based on the Archie comic book series of the same name. The show premiered on September 27, 1996, on ABC to over 17 million viewers in its ...more

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Sister, Sister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The TGIF Shows You Wish Still Existed
Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jackée Harry

Premiered: 1994

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 119

Network: UPN, The WB Television Network, American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Teen situation comedy, Comedy

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 ...more

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Hangin' with Mr. Cooper ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The TGIF Shows You Wish Still Existed
Mark Curry, Holly Robinson Peete, Sandra Quarterman

Premiered: 1992

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 101

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper is an American television sitcom that originally aired on ABC from 1992 to 1997, starring Mark Curry and Holly Robinson. The show took place in Curry's hometown of ...more

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Growing Pains is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The TGIF Shows You Wish Still Existed
Raina Wodatch added Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

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 ...more

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Doogie Howser, M.D. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The TGIF Shows You Wish Still Existed
Neil Patrick Harris, Max Casella, Belinda Montgomery

Premiered: 1989

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 97

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy, Medical fiction, + more

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 ...more

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Clueless is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The TGIF Shows You Wish Still Existed
Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy

Premiered: 1996

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 62

Network: UPN, American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy-drama, Comedy

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 ...more

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Muppets Tonight is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The TGIF Shows You Wish Still Existed
Dave Goelz, Kevin Clash, Brian Henson

Premiered: 1996

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 22

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Television comedy, Children's television series, Live action, Comedy, Puppet

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, ...more
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Mr. Belvedere is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The TGIF Shows You Wish Still Existed
Fergie, Kellie Martin, Bob Uecker

Premiered: 1985

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 117

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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 ...more

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Two of a Kind is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The TGIF Shows You Wish Still Existed
Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Christopher Sieber

Premiered: 1998

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 22

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Children's television series, Comedy

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 ...more
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Just the Ten of Us is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The TGIF Shows You Wish Still Existed
Just the Ten of Us Bill Kirchenbauer, Deborah Harmon, Heather Langenkamp

Premiered: 1988

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 47

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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 ...more

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The Hughleys is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The TGIF Shows You Wish Still Existed
D. L. Hughley, Elise Neal, Eric Allan Kramer

Premiered: 1998

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 89

Network: UPN

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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 ...more

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Teen Angel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The TGIF Shows You Wish Still Existed
Tim Curry, Maureen McCormick, Conchata Ferrell

Premiered: 1997

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 17

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy, Fantasy television, Fantasy

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.
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Camp Wilder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The TGIF Shows You Wish Still Existed
Jared Leto, Hilary Swank, Jay Mohr

Premiered: 1992

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

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
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Aliens in the Family is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The TGIF Shows You Wish Still Existed
Chris Marquette, Joey Mazzarino, Michael Gilden

Premiered: 1996

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 8

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Children's television series, Fantasy television, Science Fiction, Puppet, + more

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

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Baby Talk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The TGIF Shows You Wish Still Existed
George Clooney, Tony Danza, Scott Baio

Premiered: 1991

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 35

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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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Hi Honey, I'm Home! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The TGIF Shows You Wish Still Existed
Charlotte Booker, Stephen C. Bradbury, Peter Benson

Premiered: 1991

Number of Seasons: 2

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Satire

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 ...more
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Going Places is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The TGIF Shows You Wish Still Existed
Heather Locklear, Staci Keanan, Holland Taylor

Premiered: 1990

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 19

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

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
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You Wish is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The TGIF Shows You Wish Still Existed
John Rhys-Davies, Harley Jane Kozak, Jerry Van Dyke

Premiered: 1997

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 12

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Fantasy television, Fantasy

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, ...more
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Brother's Keeper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The TGIF Shows You Wish Still Existed
Elizabeth Berkley, William Ragsdale, Sean O'Bryan

Premiered: 1998

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 23

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Drama

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 ...more
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Where I Live is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The TGIF Shows You Wish Still Existed
Flex Alexander, Lorraine Toussaint, Doug E. Doug

Premiered: 1993

Number of Seasons: 2

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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.