While recently discussing the need for a TGIF-dedicated television station, a friend asked me, “what is TGIF?” After determining that she was indeed asking a serious question, I was filled with shock and horror at the thought that one of my dear friends did not have the opportunity as a child to experience the best Friday night lineup to ever exist, TGIF.
TGIF was the prime-time programming block on ABC that featured shows like Boy Meets World, Family Matters, and Full House. Just as Saved By The Bell redefined our Saturday mornings, so did TGIF redefine Friday night. I counted down the minutes to 8pm on Friday because I couldn’t get enough of the Tanners or the Winslows and I know I’m not the only one who considers Boy Meets World an important part of my childhood. The thought that there are people out there who have not had this great programming shared with them is disheartening.
For those lonely people who were not fortunate enough to grow up glued to the TV, and to those who, like me, worshiped TV programming as a child, I bring you a gallery of shows that had life on TGIF. Browse the gallery to check out 11 of the shows from the coveted lineup.