‘TGIF’ Lives! Hulu Acquires Exclusive Streaming Rights to All 800 Episodes of Iconic ’90s Lineup

TCA 2017: Company has acquired entire libraries of “Full House,” “Family Matters,” “Step by Step,” “Perfect Strangers” and “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper”

Did Hulu do thaaat?

Yes, it did. In a new agreement with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, Hulu has acquired the exclusive streaming subscription video on-demand (SVOD) rights to all episodes of 1990s series “Full House,” “Family Matters,” “Step by Step,” “Perfect Strangers” and “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper.” You can go ahead and do The Urkel over the news.

The deal includes more than 800 episodes, and it marks the first time these show have all streamed together since those family-friendly Friday nights.

The full libraries of all five Warner Bros. sitcoms will launch exclusively in the U.S. on Hulu Friday, Sept. 29, on the heels of the 30th Anniversary of “Full House” and the 25th Anniversary of “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper.”

“These shows are more than just beloved hits, they were part of a cultural tradition to tune in every Friday night,” Craig Erwich, Hulu’s SVP of Content, said Thursday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills. “Now, it can be Friday any day of the week on Hulu.”

“With this acquisition, Hulu is making available to their subscribers one of the most popular comedy blocks of programming ever,” added Ken Werner, president, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. “These hit family comedies have entertained viewers for decades and will now be available on SVOD.”