12 TV Shows That Were On ABC’s TGIF Lineup

ABC started T.G.I. F. (Thank God It’s Friday) Friday night programming in 1988. Surprisingly, it ran until the year 2000. This block of TV was full of family friendly TV shows that probably shaped your childhood. Here are 12 TV shows that were on ABC’s TGIF Lineup.

  1. Perfect Strangers. This was the first TV show in the 8PM block during its original run in 1988. It ran from 1986 to 1993.
  2. Full House. Everyone knows Full House! It followed Perfect Strangers at 830PM during TGIF’s original run. It lasted from 1987 to 1995.
  3. Mr. Belvedere. This was one of ABC’s biggest TV shows at the time. It was the anchor of the original TGIF lineup in 1988. It ran from 1985 to 1990.
  4. Just the Ten of Us. This was a spinoff of Growing Pains. While ABC tried to make it a hit, it only lasted for two years from 1988 to 1990.
  5. Family Matters. Family Matters and Steve Urkel dominated pop culture in the early 90s. While it wasn’t part of the original TGIF, it was a staple of ABC for 1989 to 1997 before it moved to CBS for one season.
  6. Dinosaurs. This was from Jim Hanson’s workshop and was one of the few TV sitcoms that featured fully operational puppet work. It’s great and it lasted from 1991 to 1994.
  7. Step by Step. This was a modern day Brady Bunch for the 90s. I’m sure that’s how Step by Step was pitched to ABC. It ran from 1991 to 1997 before it moved to CBS for one season.
  8. Boy Meets World. Much like Full House, everyone knows Boy Meets World. It was one of the most popular TV shows on ABC and then the Disney Channel from 1993 to the year 2000. It even spawned a sequel series with Girl Meets World in 2014.
  9. Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper. It hit that early 90s sweet spot that’s almost ridiculous. It lasted from 1992 to 1997.
  10. Sister, Sister. Much like Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, Sister, Sister also hit that 90s sweet spot in terms of fashion and pop culture. It ran from 1994 to 1999.
  11. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Melissa Joan Hart’s sitcom career never hit as high as Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. It lasted from 1996 to 2003.
  12. Clueless. Based on the popular movie, Clueless saw some moderate success on ABC from 1996 to 1997 before it moved to UPN for two more seasons.